The trajectory of Covid-19 infection keeps rising for the fifth consecutive day with a 13.25% positivity rate recorded in the last 24 hours.
Since 6 June, the infection curve maintained a rising trend. Bangladesh reported a positivity rate above 13% on 25 April last.
The number of daily cases also increased by this time as 2,576 more people contracted the virus on Thursday, taking the total case count to 8,20,395.
Besides, 40 more deaths were reported in the same 24 hours which pushed the death toll to 12,989.
Also, 19,447 samples were tested in 510 labs across the country.
Among the latest day's victims, 31 were men, and nine were women. Of the victims, 37 died in different hospitals across the country while three died at home.
Moreover, 12 of the deceased hailed from the Chattogram division, eight each from Dhaka and Rajshahi divisions, six from Khulna, four from Ranpur, and two from Sylhet division.
Also, 2,061 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 92.59% recovery rate.
The Covid-19 victims' gender breakdown shows that 9,350 of the total deceased across the country were men and 3,639 were women.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.
India reported less than 100,000 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for a third straight day, as 94,052 infections were detected across the country in the last 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare's (MoHFW) data showed on Thursday morning. With this latest single-day rise, India's cumulative Covid-19 infection tally has risen to 29,183,121, the data showed.
As of Thursday, 3,778,085 people globally succumbed to the viral disease and so far 175,209,828 people contracted the virus, according to data provided by Worldometer.