As the Covid-19 still remains grim in Bangladesh, it recorded 34 more Coronavirus-related deaths and 1,444 new cases in 24 hours until Sunday morning.
The latest figures pushed up the total fatalities to 12,583.
The new infections were detected after carrying out 14,277 sample tests.
The mortality rate rose to 1.58% from 1.57 percent while the positivity rate jumped to 10.11% from Saturday’s 7.91%, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a handout.
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With the new cases, the total caseload reached 7,98,830 while the total number of recoveries is 7,38,805, including 1,397 in the last 24 hours, said the handout.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month.
The government has extended the ongoing lockdown by another week until June 6 to stem the spread of Coronavirus.
On Sunday, the Cabinet Division issued a circular in this regard.