Bangladesh reported 12 more Covid-linked deaths with 9,500 fresh cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning following a continuous rise in its infection rate.
The positivity rate in the country further increased to 25.11 per cent from Tuesday’s 23.98 per cent after testing 37,573 samples, according to the Directorate general of health Services (DGHS).
Bangladesh last logged 10,126 cases and 215 deaths on August 12, last year with a positivity rate of 22.46% per cent in 24 hours.
The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,176 while the caseload mounted to 1,642, 294 on Wednesday.
Among the new deceased, 10 were men and two women.
Eight deaths were reported in Dhaka division while two in Chattogram and one each in Rajshahi and Sylhet divisions.