Bangladesh on Saturday logged 1,567 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus infection in the daily count, taking the tally to 347,372.
The death toll jumped to 4,913 after 32 fatalities from the disease were registered in the last 24 hours to 8:00am today, the government said.
The number of recoveries outpaced fresh cases in the same period as another 2,051 patients recovered from Covid-19 through treatment at home and in hospital care. It brings the total recoveries to 254,386, bdnews24.com reports.
A total of 13,170 samples were tested at 95 authorised labs across the country during the period, with a positivity rate of 11.90 per cent, according to data released by the health directorate.
The official figures put the recovery rate at 73.23 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.41 per cent.
Globally, over 30.51 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 951,994 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December last year.