Bangladesh has registered 212 new deaths from the COVID-19 illness in a day, taking the toll to 20,467.
The caseload climbed to 1,240,115 after 13,862 people tested positive for the disease until 8 am Friday, according to the latest government data, reports bdnews24.com.
Dhaka registered the most daily deaths among the eight divisions, logging 65 fatalities, followed by Chattogram with 53 and Khulna with 36.
In terms of daily cases, the Dhaka division tallied 5,059 infections in the past 24 hours, followed by Chattogram with 4,021 and Rangpur with 954.
Nationwide, another 13,975 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,064,195.
As many as 45,044 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 30.77 per cent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 85.81 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.65 per cent.
Globally, over 196.74 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 4.2 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.