Bangladesh on Friday saw the detection of another 2,949 coronavirus patients in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 1,78,443.
The number of daily infection cases in the country dropped below 3000 after five days as Bangladesh recorded 2,738 daily cases on July 5.
During the period the country registered death of 37 new victims which increased total number of fatalities to 2,275.
Health authorities reported that another 1,862 people have recovered from the disease in a day, taking the total number of recoveries to 86,406.
Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.
In the last 24 hours, 77 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 13,488 samples, increasing the total number of tests to 9,18,272.
The detection rate of new patients on Friday has been recorded 21.86 percent while the overall rate of infection since March 8 is 19.43 percent.
Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 48.42 percent and the mortality rate is 1.27 percent in the country.
Dr Nasima highlighted that so far, 1799 male and 476 female died from the deadly disease.
Among the new deceased, 29 were male and eight female. “Their age-based analysis says, one was between 21 and 30 years, one between 31 and 40, seven between 41 and 50, nine between 51 and 60, 15 between 61 and 70 and four were between 71 and 80 years,” she said.
Twelve patients died in Dhaka division, 17 died in Chattogram division, two in Rajshahi division, two in Sylhet division, two in Rangpur division, one in Barishal division and one more died in Mymensingh division in the last 24 hours.
According to DGHS data, 50.11 percent patients died in Dhaka division, 26.46 in Chattogram, 5.01 in Rajshahi, 4.92 in Khulna, 4.35 in Sylhet, 3.60 in Barishal, 3.12 in Rangpur and 2.42 percent died in Mymensingh division,” said Dr Nasima.
Age-based data recorded since March 11 show that 0.63 percent of the deceased were below 10 years, 1.14 percent were between 11 and 20 years, 3.25 percent between 21 and 30, 7.30 percent between 31 and 40, 14.68 percent between 41 and 50, 29.80 percent between 51 and 60 and 43.47 percent were above 60 years.
Twenty three of 37 new deceased died at hospitals across the country while 14 others died at home.
Across the country, 893 more people were taken to isolation in the last 24 hours while 768 were released. During the period, 2,600 people were home and institutionally quarantined and 2,169 were released.