Bangladesh has recorded 1,383 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the tally to 356,767.
The death toll jumped to 5,093 after 21 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8:00am Friday, the government said, bdnews24.com reports.
The number of recoveries outpaced fresh cases in the same period as another 1,932 patients recovered from Covid-19 through treatment at home and in hospital care. It brings the total to 267,024.
A total of 12,473 samples were tested at 103 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 11.09 per cent, according to data released by the health directorate.
The official figures put the recovery rate at 74.85 per cent while the mortality rate stands at 1.43 per cent.
Globally, over 32.24 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 983,250 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.