Bangladesh recorded 34 more coronavirus-related deaths and some 2,000 new cases as the country continues to grapple with the pandemic situation.
Health authorities detected 1,988 new cases after testing 20,259 samples during the period. The number of sample tests has increased over the past one week.
With the new cases, the total caseload rose to 8,04,293, said a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The new deaths pushed up the death toll to 12,694.
The daily infection rate increased to 9.81 percent from Tuesday’s 9.47 percent, while the mortality rate remained static at 1.58 percent.
The country has so far tested 59,86,022 samples.
Among the deceased, 11 died in Dhaka division while five each in Khulna, Chattogram and Rajshahi divisions, 3 each in Sylhet and Rangpur and one in Barishal division.
Bangladesh reported its first Coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month.