Bangladesh has registered 291 fresh infections from coronavirus over the previous 24 hours till Saturday to take the total caseload to 540,266.
Besides, casualties from the virus, which is responsible for Covid-19, have reached 8,266 after 13 more people succumbed to it during the period.
Of the new deceased, seven are men and six are women. Among the total dead, 6,259 are men while 2,007 are women.
Currently, there are 45,233 active cases in the country.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) disclosed the information through a press release in the afternoon.
As per the press release, 374 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 486,767.
The recovery rate also stands at 90.10 per cent.
During the period, 12,871 samples were tested in 210 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,835,216 samples have so far been tested in the country.
The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 2.26 per cent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 14.09 per cent
Bangladesh has one of the lowest case fatality rates or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, at 1.53 per cent.
On Friday, the country registered five deaths and 404 infections from coronavirus after testing 14,328 samples with a positivity rate of 2.82 per cent.
Meanwhile, coronavirus cases have jumped to 108,727,015 across the world as of Saturday morning.
Besides, the virus has so far killed 2,394,018 people globally, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.
Of the currently infected 25,447,210 patients, 25,497,564 are in mild condition while 99,388 are in serious or critical condition.
So far, 80,885,787 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.
The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 28,106,704 and 492,521 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,892,550 and third highest fatalities of 155,588 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 237,601 and third highest cases of 9,765,694.