Bangladesh has recorded 1,998 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,982,972.
The death toll from the disease climbed by seven in 24 hours to 29,181, according to the latest government data released on Tuesday.
As many as 11,932 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 16.74 per cent, higher than the average rate since the beginning of the pandemic, reports bdnews24.com.
Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 1,627 infections.
Another 494 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,909,273.
The latest figures put the recovery rate at 96.28 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.47 per cent.
Globally, over 550.05 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.34 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.