A total of 22,153 samples tested for a positivity rate of 2.34%
Bangladesh tallied another 17 deaths from coronavirus and 518 new infections on Wednesday.
Besides, 505 more patients recovered from the disease in the 24 hours between 8am on Tuesday and 8am on Wednesday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The latest additions took the country’s death toll to 27,730, the total caseload to 1,564,019 and the total number of recoveries to 1,525,673.
A total of 22,153 samples were tested during the 24-hour period, yielding an infection rate of 2.34%.
With this, the daily test positivity rate has stayed below 5% for 23 consecutive days, while the overall infection rate in the country stands at 15.61%.
The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh was 13.57 on Wednesday.
Thirteen deaths were reported in Dhaka, two in Khulna, and one each in Barisal and Chittagong.
All 17 of them died at different hospitals across the country.
Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 393 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 53.
Meanwhile, the latest figures have put the recovery rate at 97.54% and the mortality rate at 1.77%.
Around 37.2 million people in the country have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Of them, some 18.45 million have taken both doses, as DGHS data aggregated till Tuesday show.
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 4.88 million lives and infected more than 239.56 million people throughout the world, according to Worldometer.
More than 216.91 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 223 countries and territories across the planet.