The death toll now stands at 177, said Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of DGHS, during a briefing.

Six hundred and sixty-five people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. This is the highest number of infections detected so far in the country.

With this, the total number of infected has reached 9,455.

A total of 5,368 samples were tested across the country since yesterday, Dr Nasima added.

Among the two deceased, one was aged between 11-20 while the other above 60. One of them was from Rangpur and another from Narayanganj.

A total of 61 persons were put under isolation across the country in the last 24 hours, she also said.