As many as 3,203 people have died of coronavirus while 2,24,015 cases have been detected in the last 15 days.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said 15,271 coronavirus infections have been detected while 239 Covid-19 patients have lost their battle for life in the country in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.
With the fresh cases, the total number of total infections has risen to 1,226,253 with a daily positivity rate of 29.21 percent while the overall infection rate has risen to 16 percent.
Besides, the national death toll has jumped to 20,255 with a case fatality rate of 1.65 percent.
The country has seen more than 100 single-day deaths from the virus for 33 consecutive days.
Health experts said people’s reluctance to comply with the government’s directives over the ongoing countrywide lockdown is one of the main reasons behind further surge in both deaths and infections from the virus.
A total of 3,12,995 people were infected with the virus and 5,752 corona patients died across the country in 29 days of July which is the highest compared to any same period during the pandemic.
Among the 239 deceased, 123 were men and 116 were women. Of them, one corona patient aged between 0-10 years, three were between 11-20, 14 were 21-30 years old, 15 between 31-40, 26 between 41-50, 57 between 51-60, 65 between 61-70, 43 within 71-80, 14 were between 81-90 and one between 91-100 years.
Of the 239 fresh deaths, 76 were reported in Dhaka division while 57 in Chattogram, 13 in Rajshahi, 45 in Khulna, nine in Mymensingh, 11 in Rangpur, 14 in Sylhet and 14 in Barishal division.
Of the 15,271 new cases, 6,996 were logged in Dhaka division while 689 in Mymensingh, 3,768 in Chattogram, 735 in Rajshahi, 748 in Rangpur, 1019 in Khulna, 656 in Barishal and 660 in Sylhet division.
Around 14,336 corona patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 1,050,220. The recovery rate has stood at 85.64 percent.
A total of 52,282 samples, out of 55,982 collected, were tested at 643 labs in the country during the period. With this, 7,664,870 samples have so far been tested across the country.
Locals and hospital sources said the coronavirus situation continued to worsen in several districts across the country, including Dhaka city, as a large number of patients are not taking test even though they have symptoms.
The occupancy of general and ICU beds in Covid-19 units and hospitals across the country has also been increasing day by day while a number of hospitals are now overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients.