Bangladesh has witnessed a slight increase in deaths and fall in infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till Saturday morning.
During the period, 218 Covid-19 patients died and 9,369 infections were registered in the country.
With the fresh cases, the number of total infections has risen to 12,49,484 with a daily positivity rate of 30.24 percent while the overall infection rate has risen to 16.14 percent.
Besides, the national death toll has jumped to 20,685 with a case fatality rate of 1.66 percent.
The country has seen more than 100 single-day deaths from the virus for 34 consecutive days. A total of 3,36,226 people were infected with the virus and 6,182 corona patients died across the country in 31 days of July which is the highest compared to any same period during the pandemic.
According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the coronavirus situation is deteriorating in the capital as highest corona deaths and infections were registered in Dhaka division in the last 24 hours. Among the 218 deceased, 134 were men and 84 were women. Of them, one corona patient was aged between 00-10, six were 21-30, 17 between 31-40, 37 between 41-50, 37 between 51-60, 66 between 61-70, 33 within 71-80, 15 were between 81-90, 4 between 91-100 and two were aged over 100 years.
Of the 218 fresh deaths, 67 were reported in Dhaka division while 55 in Chattogram, 22 in Rajshahi, 27 in Khulna, twelve in Mymensingh, sixteen in Rangpur, 9 in Sylhet and 10 in Barishal division.
Around 14,017 corona patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 10,78,212. The recovery rate has stood at 86.29 percent.
A total of 30,980 samples, out of 30,976 collected and the samples left unexamined in the previous day, were tested at 649 labs in the country during the period. With this, 77,40,894 samples have so far been tested across the country.
The occupancy of general and ICU beds in Covid-19 units and hospitals across the country has been increasing day by day while a number of hospitals are now overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients.