Bangladesh records another 38 deaths and 1,043 infections over the last 24 hours till Saturday morning.
With this the total number of infections in the country rises to 797,386 and the death toll stands at 12,549.
The latest figures were published by the Directorate General of Health Services, via press release, on Saturday.
The infection rate in the last 24 hours stands at 7.91% against 13,184 tests conducted. The overall infection rate in the country is currently at 13.48%. The mortality rate remains at 1.57%.
Of the 38 deceased, 28 were male and 10 female. Nineteen were aged above 60 years, six were aged between 51-60, nine were between 41-50, and four were between the ages of 31-40.
Eight of the deceased were from Dhaka division, seven from Rajshahi and Khulna, five from Sylhet, four from Chittagong and Rangpur, two from Mymensingh, and one from Barisal divisions.
Thirty-seven of them died in hospitals while one Covid-19 patient died at home.
In the meantime, another 1,187 recovered from the disease over the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 737,408 (92.48%).
Only 14 people got their first jabs of Covishield in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of first doses to 5,820,015. Meanwhile, another 37,287 got their second dose, taking the total vaccinated to 4,121,317.