After a significant drop in Covid-19 deaths during the Eid holidays, the number rose again from Monday, crossing the mark of 30.
Bangladesh reported 36 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, which was 37, 30, and 32 respectively in the previous three days. Earlier, the daily death toll dropped to 22 on 15 May.
With the latest figures, the death count reached 12,284 and the fatality rate was recorded at 1.56% on Thursday, according to the data provided by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
At the same time, the daily cases also witnessed a downward trend during the Eid holidays with 261 single-day infections logged on 15 May, which was the lowest in months. But the number started rising following the end of the Eid holidays and the daily cases crossed the 1,000-mark on 18 May.
In the last 24 hours' span, 1,457 more people were infected with Covid-19, which took the case count to 7,85,194 in the country.
Meanwhile, the positivity rate was recorded at 7.50% after testing 19,437 samples in 482 labs across the country.
Among the latest day's victims, 26 were men, and 10 were women. Of them, 35 died in different hospitals across the country while one died at home.
Also, 1,378 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 92.65% recovery rate.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.