Bangladesh has recorded 2,537 new cases of the coronavirus, the most in a day since Apr 28, taking the tally of infections to 817,819.
The death toll rose by 36 in 24 hours to 12,949, according to the latest government data released on Wednesday, reports bdnews24.com.
Another 2,267 people recovered from the illness through treatment at home and hospital care during that time, bringing the total to 757,569.
As many as 20,584 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 12.33 per cent.
The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 92.63 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.58 per cent.
Globally, over 174.01 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 3.74 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.