The death toll from the novel coronavirus infection in Bangladesh has climbed to 3,083 after 48 new fatalities were registered in a 24-hour period.
The recovery count jumped to 132,960 with 2,668 patients overcoming the disease through treatment at home and in hospital care in the same period, DGHS Additional Director Nasima Sultana said in a media briefing.
It put the rate of recovery from the disease at 56.61 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.31 percent.
A total of 12,937 samples were tested at authorised labs across the country, 20.83 percent of which returned positive results, according to government data.
Globally, over 17.03 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 667,218 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.