The country saw its highest single-day spike in novel coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours – Tuesday 8am to Wednesday 8am – with the detection of 3,190 cases after the testing of 15,965 samples.
The number of tests run was also the single-day highest so far.
During the same time period, 37 people died of Covid-19. With this, the country's total death toll has crossed the 1,000-mark and has risen to 1,012.
The total number of cases in the country stood at 74,865.
"Among the dead, 33 were male and four female. Twenty-five were from Dhaka, seven from Chattogram, two from Barishal and one, each, from Rajshahi, Sylhet and Mymensingh," Additional Director General of the health directorate Professor Dr Nasima Sultana disclosed during a virtual briefing today.
Of the deceased, 25 died in different hospitals and 12 in their homes.
"Covid-19 tests are now conducted in 55 labs across the country. So far, 441,560 samples have been tested," Nasima said.
Also, 563 patients recovered during the 24-hour period, increasing the number of those recovered to 15,899.
According to the latest data of the Directorate General of Health Services, 21.24 percent of patients have recovered from the virus and 1.35 percent have died. However, the infection rate was 19.98 percent on Wednesday.
Currently, 8,243 people are in isolation.
Bangladesh, on March 8, confirmed its first Covid-19 case. It announced the first death on March 18.
The country is now in its 14th week of the pandemic, passing the 95th day on Wednesday since its first case was diagnosed.
Professor Nasima urged everyone to maintain social distancing and abide by hygiene rules to avoid the risk of infection.