Bangladesh has confirmed 17 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours till Tuesday at 8am.
The country's death toll from the virus now stands at 5,983, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
In the meantime, 1,659 people have tested positive for Covid-19 and the number of cases in the country now stands at 4,12,647.
The latest day's infection rate was 11.80% of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country to date is 17.37%. The death rate stands at 1.45%.
Among the day's victims, 16 were men and one was women who passed away in different hospitals across the country, according to a press release issued by the DGHS.
Moreover, 11 of them hailed from Dhaka division, four from Chattogram and two from Mymensingh division.
Meanwhile, 14,061 samples were tested in 113 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 23,75,763 samples have been tested in the country so far.
Also, 1,886 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 3,29,787 with a 79.92% recovery rate.
A gender breakdown of the total deceased shows that 4,604 were men and 1,379 were women.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March this year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.