With the deaths of 39 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Saturday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 13,071.
On Friday, the country saw 43 Covid deaths and 40 the day before yesterday.
During this timeline, 1,637 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 8,24,486.
Health authorities also reported 2,108 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,64,024 according to data released by the government.
In the last 24 hours, 510 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 11,661 and tested 11,590.
With this, a total of 61,56,363 samples were tested in the country.
Among 39 deaths, 26 are male and 13 female, the press release said, adding that one was in his 20s, four were in their 30s, seven in their 40s, and seven in their 50s while 20 were above 60 years.
The infection rate is 14.12 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 13.39 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 92.67 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.59 per cent.
China reported first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province, on January 11 last year.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18 the same year.
According to Worldometer’s Covid-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 38,02,165 people globally and infected 17,61,04,156 while 15,96,99,096 made recovery as of today afternoon.