DHAKA, July 4 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh on Monday recorded 12 new COVID-19 deaths during the past 24 hours, the highest number in the last four months, taking the overall death toll to 29,174.
The country last recorded a death count this high on March 5 this year.
Bangladesh also reported over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, with the daily test positivity rate jumping to 16.51 percent in the 24 hours till 8:00 a.m. local time Monday.
To date, Bangladesh has recorded 1,980,974 cases, including 2,285 new cases on Monday, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
Official data showed that 13,842 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.
The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 19,08,779, including 482 new recoveries on Monday, said the DGHS.
According to official data, the fatality rate in Bangladesh is now 1.47 percent and the current recovery rate is 96.36 percent.
After a respite of several months, the country has seen a new surge in COVID-19 cases since last month.
Bangladesh recorded the highest daily new cases of 16,230 on July 28, 2021, and the highest number of deaths of 264 twice on Aug. 5 and 10 last year.