As Bangladesh continues to struggle with the deadly 2nd wave of Covid-19 as the vaccination rate lags, the country lost 187 more lives in 24 hours till Friday morning.
The virus also infected 12,148 others during the period.
The new figures took the death tally to 17,465 and caseload to 10,83,922, according to a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The fresh cases were detected after testing 41,947 samples during the period, which took the positivity rate to 28.96 % from Thursday’s 27.23 %.
However, the fatality rate remained unchanged at 1.61% during the period.
The country saw a record number of 13,768 Covid cases on Monday and the highest-ever 230 deaths on Sunday.
Just like the last few days, Dhaka reported the highest deaths as 68 more people died with the fatal disease during this time, followed by 39 deaths in Khulna, 36 in Chattogram, 14 in Rajshahi, nine in Sylhet, eight in Barishal, seven in Mymensingh, and six in Rangpur.
Of them, 113 were men, and 74 were women.
Besides, two were within 11-20 years old, seven between 21-30, 11 between 31-40, 30 between 41-50, 36 between 51-60, 54 between 61-70, 30 within 71-80, 12 were between 81-90, four between 91-100, and one above 100 years old.