As Bangladesh continues to struggle with the deadly second wave of Covid-19, the country lost 187 more lives in 24 hours till Thursday morning.
With these, the total death toll has climbed to 18,685, according to a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The virus also infects 3,697 others during the period. With these, the number of persons infected with the virus reached 11,40,200.
The country had seen 200+ Covid-related deaths for the last two weeks on average.
Bangladesh reported its highest daily Covid-19 fatality of 231 on Monday.
The new cases were reported after testing 11, 486 samples. The case positivity rate increased to 32.19 % from Wednesday’s 30.48% %, said the DGHS.
Meanwhile, the country’s fatality rate increased slightly to 1.64%.
So far, 9,69,610 people have recovered from the disease, taking the recovery rate to 85.04%.