The official tally showed that the virus killed 28,164 people and infected 1,632,794 so far, the statement added. The recovery count rose to 1,553,795 after another 475 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 95.16 per cent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.72 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.

The DGHS said among the total 28,164 fatalities, 12,313 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,708 in Chattogram, 2,067 in Rajshahi, 3,623 in Khulna, 952 in Barishal, 1,276 in Sylhet, 1,375 in Rangpur and 850 in Mymensingh divisions.