As Bangladesh continues to struggle with the deadlier 2nd wave of Covid-19 , the country lost 204 more lives in 24 hours till Saturday morning, setting off growing concern among people.
The virus also infected 8,489 others during the period.
The new figures took the death tally to 17,669 and caseload to 10,92,411, according to a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The fresh cases were detected after testing 29,214 samples during the period which took the positivity rate to 29.06% from Friday’s 28.96 % .
However, the fatality rate remained unchanged at 1.61% during the period.
Bangladesh logged 187 deaths and 12,148 fresh cases on Friday. The country saw a record number of 13,768 Covid cases on Monday last and the highest-ever 230 deaths on Sunday.
On a positive note, 8,820 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the 24-hour period. The total number of recoveries now stands at 9,23,163 and the recovery rate at 84.51 percent.
Dhaka saw the year’s highest deaths as 82 people died in the capital during this time.
Besides, 49 people died in Khulna division, 32 in Chattogram, 20 in Rajshahi, 10 in Rangpur, five in Barishal, four in Mymensingh and two died in Sylhet division. Of them, 125 were men and 79 were women.
Two were between 11-20 years old, five were within 21-30, 12 between 31-40, 25 between 41-50, 58 between 51-60 and 102 were above 60 years old, according to the DGHS handout.