Bangladesh reported 23 new deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours till 8am Tuesday, along with 694 new cases.
Health officials also said no decision has been taken on vaccinating minors yet.
According to data released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the positivity rate for the virus on the day stood at 2.72% after testing 25,499 samples across the country- the lowest in over seven months.
Since 20 September, the country has been reporting a positivity rate below 5%.
So far, the virus has killed 27,614 people across the country with a total case of 15,59,452.
Among the deaths reported on Tuesday, 13 died in the Dhaka Division, five in Chattogram, two in Khulna, one each died in Rajshahi, Barishal and Mymensingh Divisions.
Besides, 708 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 97.49% recovery rate.
No decision on vaccinating minors
The government is yet to decide on vaccinating children under the age of 18, said DGHS Director General Professor Dr ABM Khurshid Alam
He informed reporters of the government's position on the issue during an inspection of the storage capacity of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) building in Mohakhali of the capital for storing Pfizer vaccine.
Dr Khurshid said vaccination of children will have to be delayed due to the sensitivity of the issue.
"We are working on it. The prime minister has also instructed to vaccinate children. Discussion and work are ongoing on the issue," he said.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque had earlier said that children will be given Pfizer's vaccine if a decision to vaccinate them is taken.
Dr Khurshid said nearly 42.39 lakh doses of Pfizer's vaccine has arrived in the country through Covax, while there is a capacity to store 78 lakh doses.
People living outside will be given the vaccine in this phase, the DGHS head informed.
Currently, only adults, people over the age of 18, are being vaccinated for Covid-19, making it possible for university students to get the jab.