Bangladesh has recorded 540 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 549,724, reports bdnews24.com.
The death toll climbed to 8,451 after 10 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Saturday, according to data released by the government.
Another 822 people recovered from COVID-19 through treatment at home and in hospital care in the same period, bringing the tally of recoveries to 501,966.
As many as 13,082 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 4.13 percent.
The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 91.31 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.54 percent.
Globally, over 116.11 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 2.58 million 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 2019.