The country last logged 5,249 cases and 114 deaths on 24 August last year with a positivity rate at 15.12 per cent in 24 hours.

Bangladesh is currently seeing a surge of Covid-19 cases as health authorities logged 31,802 infections in the last 15 days since 1 January.

The fresh numbers took the country's total fatalities to 28,144 while the caseload mounted to 1,617,711 on Sunday.

Among the new deceased, five were men and three women. Four deaths were reported in Dhaka division while three in Chattogram and another in Sylhet division.

The mortality rate remained static at 1.74 per cent. The recovery rate further declined to 95.99 per cent with the recovery of 293 more patients during the period.