In the last 24 hours until Thursday morning, 619 people tested positive for Covid-19 – the highest daily caseload in more than a month.
The last daily caseload more than this was on 20 January — 656 cases.
In a press release, the health directorate said seven more people died from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. Of them, five were men, and two were women. All the deceased were above 60, and they died in different hospitals across the country.
Bangladesh has reported 548,549 coronavirus cases so far. Of them, 8,435 died from the virus infection. Meantime, 500,468 people recovered from Covid-19.
In the past 24 hours, the country tested 15,985 samples were tested in 219 labs across the country. The single-day detection rate against the testing stands at 3.87%.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year, while the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.
At the beginning of the detection, the daily infection rate was low. It started to rise in May and then peaked at 31% on 3 August.
The country had been witnessing a decline in the daily infection rate since then. In the last 24 days, the infection rate was below 3% — fulfilling the less than 5% criterion to term the virus spread as endemic.
The country on 7 February rolled out the much-anticipated Covid vaccination and so far immunised more than 1% of the population.
On Thursday – the 21st day of the mass vaccination campaign – Bangladesh inoculated more than 1.21 lakh people, said the health directorate. Of them, 23 citizens showed mild side effects.