Bangladesh vaccinated 1.25 lakh people on Sunday, the 18th day of the nationwide Covid-19 immunisation drive.
So far, 31,10,525 people have received the vaccine since the campaign began on 7 February.
On 28 February, 1,25,752 people – 75,155 male and 50,597 female – received the jabs in the country. At least 25,071 individuals were vaccinated in the capital alone, according to The Directorate General of Health Services.
After receiving the jabs, around 22 individuals experienced mild side effects.
So far, since the campaign began, about 733 people have reported experiencing side-effects from the vaccine.
As of Sunday 5:30pm, 43,11,708 people were registered to receive the vaccination.
On 7 February, Bangladesh rolled out its vaccination campaign and is currently operating at 1,005 vaccination centres across the country. Except for on weekends, around 2,400 teams are inoculating citizens from 8am to 2:30pm every day.
Covid-19 claims 8 more lives
Bangladesh recorded eight more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 385 new cases in the last 24 hours till Sunday at 8am.
The country's death toll from the virus now stands at 8,408, read a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Also, the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 546,216.
The latest day's infection rate was 2.87% of the total tests and the death rate stands at 1.54%.
Among the latest day's victims, six were men and two were women.
Moreover, five of them hailed from Dhaka, and three from the Chattogram division.
All the deceased died in different hospitals across the country.
Meanwhile, 13,411 samples were tested in 215 labs across the country in the past 24 hours and 40,44,027 samples have been tested in the country so far.
Also, 817 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 4,96,924 with a 90.98% recovery rate.
The country's maiden case was reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.