Bangladesh registered 1,637 new Covid cases with the positivity rate hitting 14.12% in 24 hours until Saturday morning.
The positivity rate went up again from Friday’s 13.39 percent, said a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
This is the highest in 50 days since April 23 this year when the country reported 14% Covid positivity rate.
Besides, 39 people died due to Covid-19 during the period, pushing up the death toll to 13,071, while the caseload reached 8,24,486 with the logging of the new cases.
However, the fatality rate rose to 1.59% from Friday’s 1.58%, said the DGHS handout.
Of the deceased, Khulna division recorded the highest 11 deaths while Dhaka division 10.
Meanwhile, seven people died in Rajshahi, six in Chattogram, two each in Rangpur, Barishal and one in Sylhet divisions.