The country's infection trajectory of Covid-19 further went up on Saturday as a 14.12% positivity rate was recorded in the last 24 hours with 1,637 new cases.
Today's positivity rate is the highest since 22 April when the rate was recorded at 14.63%. The infection tally now stands at 8,24,486 in the country, reads a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Meanwhile, the death rate of Covid-19 also increased to 1.59% after a stable position at 1.58% for weeks.
Also, 39 more people succumbed to the viral disease in 24 hours span, taking the death toll to 13,071 in the country.
Also, 11,590 samples were tested in 510 labs across the country.
Among the latest day's victims, 26 were men, and 13 were women. Of the victims, 36 died in different hospitals across the country while three died at home.
Moreover, 11 of the deceased hailed from the Khulna Division, 10 from Dhaka, seven from Rajshahi, six from Chattogram, two each from Ranpur and Barishal, and one from Sylhet division.
Also, 2,108 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 92.67% recovery rate.
The Covid-19 victims' gender breakdown shows that 9,406 of the total deceased across the country were men and 3,665 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's caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) climbed to 29,359,155 on Saturday after 84,332 new infections were logged in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. As many as 4,002 people succumbed to the viral disease during the same period, reports Hindustan Times.
As of Saturday, Covid-19 killed 3,801,569 people globally and infected 176,076,907 people so far, according to data provided by Worldometer.