The daily test positivity rate drops to 2.36%
Bangladesh reported 14 fresh fatalities from Covid-19 while the caseload jumped by 481 in the 24 hours to 8am on Sunday.
With the latest development, the total number of deaths reached 27,688, while the number of total infections rose to 1,562,359 in the country.
On the other hand, another 699 patients recovered from the infectious disease across the country, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,523,833.
As many as 20,355 samples were tested across the country, yielding a positivity rate of 2.36%.
With this, the daily test positivity rate has stayed below 5% for 20 consecutive days, while the overall infection rate in the country stands at 15.7%.
The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh was 16.4 on Sunday.
In terms of deaths per division, Dhaka logged the highest with seven fatalities followed by Rajshahi with two.
Chittagong, Khulna, Barisal, Sylhet, and Mymensingh counted one death each.
Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 361 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 54.
Meanwhile, the latest figures have put the recovery rate at 97.53% and the mortality rate at 1.77%.
Around 36.17 million people in the country have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Of them, some 17.94 million have taken both doses, according to the latest DGHS data.
Bangladesh reported its first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a strain of coronavirus later named Sars-CoV-2, on March 8 last year. The first death was reported 10 days later.
The fast-spreading coronavirus has so far claimed over 4.86 million lives and infected more than 238.42 million people throughout the world, according to Worldometer.
More than 215.54 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 223 countries and territories across the planet.