Amid the growing concern over the spread of Delta variant, 38 more people died of Covid-19 in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours until Sunday morning, putting the death toll at 12,839.
Besides, 1,676 more people found positive for the virus after testing 15,613 samples during the period, according to a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The new infections pushed up the total caseload to 8,10, 990, while the positivity rate fell to 10.73% today from Saturday’s 11.03% and the mortality rate remained static at 1.58%, said the DGHS.
As of now, 7,51, 322 people have recovered from the virus putting the recovery rate at 92.64%.
Of the deceased, 25 were male and 13 were female today.
Bangladesh reported its first Covid cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month.