Bangladesh has reported 21 deaths from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till Sunday morning, lowest single-day tally in four months, to take the national death toll to 27,414.
Earlier, 17 virus fatalities were recorded in the country on May 26 last.
With this, the daily infection rate has remained below 5 percent for six consecutive days while the number of single-day cases below 1,000 for two days in a row.
Earlier, 25 virus deaths and 818 infections were reported on Saturday, 31 deaths and 1,233 cases on Friday and 24 deaths and 1,144 cases on Thursday. According to health experts, the Covid-19 situation is considered under control if the positivity rate remains below 5 percent for two consecutive weeks.
After the invasion of the Delta variant of virus, the infection rate continued to swell in the country reaching the peak at 32.55 percent on July 24 last.
During the second wave of the coronavirus infections, highest 264 deaths were recorded in the country on August 5 and August 10 while record 16,230 cases were reported on July 28.
The recovery rate continued to improve in the country reaching 97.43 percent with the recuperation of 1,312 more Covid-19 patients over the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries has risen to 1,511,479.
Of the 980 new cases, 668 were logged in Dhaka division while 35 in Mymensingh, 112 in Chattogram, 49 in Rajshahi, 27 in Rangpur, 57 in Khulna, six in Barishal and 26 in Sylhet division.
A total of 22,221 samples were tested at 820 labs in the country during the period. With this, 9,619,150 samples have so far been tested across the country.