The number of daily fatalities from Covid-19 is on the rise as 43 more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.
With Saturday's figures, the death toll reached 12,801 and the fatality rate stood at 1.58%, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Meanwhile, 1,447 more people contracted the viral disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total case count to 8,09,314.
The positivity rate also increased during this period, crossing the 11% mark again in the country. The rate was recorded at 11.03%.
Also, 13,115 samples were tested in 509 labs across the country.
Among the latest day's victims, 30 were men, and 13 were women. Of the victims, 42 died in different hospitals across the country while one at home.
Moreover, 12 each of the deceased hailed from the Dhaka and Rajshahi divisions, eight from Chattogram, five from Khulna, three from Ranpur, two from Mymensingh and one from Sylhet division.
Also, 1,667 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 92.60% recovery rate.
The Covid-19 victims' gender breakdown shows that 9,231 of the total deceased across the country were men and 3,570 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 daily caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) witnessed a further dip, as 120,529 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) data, updated at 8am on Saturday, showed. With this, the national infection tally has risen to 28,694,879, the data showed further, reports Hindustan Times.
As of Saturday, 3,728,668 people globally succumbed to the viral disease and so far 173,357,945 people contracted the virus, according to data provided by Worldometer.