As the highly transmissible Delta variant keeps sweeping through the country, Bangladesh logged off 237 Coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours till Wednesday morning, taking the death toll to 20,016.
The country has been seeing nearly 200 deaths a day for the past two weeks, and shattered the records of daily cases and deaths almost every other day.
This is the highest-ever single-day transmission after the country saw the largest-ever 15,192 Covid cases on Monday.
With the new numbers, the caseload mounted to 1,210,982.
Meanwhile, the daily test-positivity rate increased to 30.12 % from Tuesday's 28. 44% while the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a 5% or below rate.
However, the case fatality rate declined to 1.65 % during the period after increasing to 1.66% for a few days, said the DGHS.
The recovery rate too declined slightly to 85.54% from Tuesday’s 85.58 % with 13,470 patients recovering during the 24-hour period.