Forty more people died of coronavirus in the country in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.
With the fresh deaths, the number of the total deaths rose to 12,989.
Besides, 2,576 people tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 8,20,395, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday afternoon.
Meanwhile, 2,061 people recovered from the illness through treatment at home and hospital care during the period, bringing the total number of recoveries to 759,630.
As many as 19,447 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 13.25 percent. The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 92.59 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.58 percent.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 last year while first death on March 18 of the same year.