Bangladesh has recorded 428 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 544,544, reports bdnews24.com.
The death toll climbed to 8,379 after five fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Wednesday, according to data released by the government.
Another 911 people recovered from COVID-19 through treatment at home and in hospital care in the same period, bringing the tally of recoveries to 493,798.
As many as 16,152 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 2.64 per cent.
The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 90.68 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.54 per cent.
Globally, over 112.14 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 2.48 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.