est positivity rate 8.9%
Bangladesh has registered 28 more Covid-19 deaths, taking the toll so far to 12,376.
With 1,354 new Covid-19 cases, the number of total infections rose to 789,080.
Meanwhile, another 899 patients recovered from the infectious disease in a 24-hour time frame till Sunday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of the 28 deceased — 20 men and eight women — 10 were from Dhaka Division, seven from Chittagong, five from Sylhet, three from Barisal, two from Rangpur and one from Mymensingh.
Twenty-seven of them died at different hospitals across the country while one died at home.
So far, 8,948 men (72.3%) and 3,428 women (27.7%) have died of Covid-19 in Bangladesh.
The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected currently stands at 1.57%.
As many as 15,205 samples, including some pending ones, were tested at 486 authorized labs — government and private — across the country and 1,354 new patients were confirmed.
The latest figures showed an infection rate of 8.9%.
To date, 5,820,612 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 13.56%.
Up to this point, 730,697 patients — 92.6% of all infected — have recovered from Covid-19 across the country.
On March 8, 2020, the health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus strain which was later named Sars-CoV-2.
The novel coronavirus broke out in China’s Wuhan city in late December in 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.
The fast-spreading coronavirus has claimed 3,469,933 lives and infected 167,095,871 people across the world till Sunday afternoon, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.
As many as 148,041,523 people have recovered from Covid-19, which has affected 222 countries and territories across the planet.