Bangladesh confirmed 36 more Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours till Wednesday 8:00am, taking the country's death toll to 12,949.
Meanwhile, 2,537 more people were infected with Covid-19 in the period, which took the case count to 817,819.The positivity rate rose to 12.33% while the death rate remained unchanged at 1.58% during this same period, according to a press release issued on this afternoon by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
In the preceding 24 hours, 20,584 samples were tested in 510 labs across the country.
Also, 2,267 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 92.63% recovery rate.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.