The coronavirus infection rate has been declining day by day across the country including in Dhaka as the number of infection cases and death has declined in the last 24 hours.
Earlier, 215 coronavirus infected patients died and 10,126 infection cases were reported on Thursday.
It said the highest of 264 deaths was recorded in the country on August 5 and August 10 while the highest of 16,230 cases were reported on July 28.
The number of total infections has risen to 14,05,333 with a daily positivity rate of 20.83 percent while the overall infection rate has risen to 16.85 percent.
Besides, the national death toll has jumped to 23,810 with a case fatality rate of 1.69 percent.
The country has seen more than 100 single-day deaths from the virus for 48 consecutive days. Earlier, 19th day in a row the country reported over 200 single-day deaths till Thursday.
Some 3,125 coronavirus infected patients died and 1,55,849 infection cases have been reported in 13 days of the current month August.
The DGHS said coronavirus situation is deteriorating in the capital as the highest corona deaths and infections were registered in Dhaka division in the last 24 hours.
Of the 197 fresh deaths, 78 were reported in Dhaka division while 53 in Chattogram, eight in Rajshahi, 18 in Khulna, 12 in Mymensingh, 9 in Rangpur, 8 in Sylhet and 11 in Barishal division.
Of the 8,465 new cases, 3,946 were logged in Dhaka division while 292 in Mymensingh, 1829 in Chattogram, 491 in Rajshahi, 291 in Rangpur, 612 in Khulna, 473 in Barishal and 531 in Sylhet division.
Around 11,457 corona patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 1,273,522. The recovery rate has stood at 90.62 percent.
A total of 40,641 samples, out of 41,751 collected, were tested at 708 labs in the country during the period. With this, 83,42,190 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.
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.