Bangladesh has recorded 12 new deaths from Covid-19, the highest daily count since Mar 5, taking the total toll from the disease to 29,174.
It also recorded 2,285 new coronavirus cases in a day, taking the total caseload to 1,980,974, according to the latest government data released on Monday, reports bdnews24.com.
Bangladesh tested 13,842 samples, which yielded a positivity rate of 16.51 per cent.
Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 1,833 infections.
Another 482 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,908,779.
The latest figures put the recovery rate at 96.36 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.47 per cent.
Globally, over 549.18 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 6.33 million have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.