Coronavirus infection rate is rising in the country with 1,159 newly reported cases in the last 24 hours. The infection rate was 7.15 % of total tests.
On Saturday, 1,014 people tested positive for the virus and the infection rate was 6.62% of total tests.
Although the infection rate was below 5% for about two months, new patient detection and infection rates have been rising since last week.
Besides, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed 18 more deaths from the dreaded virus during the time.
Bangladesh confirmed 18 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
The country's death toll from the virus now stands at 8,545.
In the last 24 hours, 1,159 people tested positive for Covid-19 and the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 557,395.
The latest day's infection rate was 7.15% of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 13.07%. The death rate stands at 1.53%.
Among the latest day's victims, 12 were men and six were women.
Moreover, ten of them hailed from Dhaka, five from Chattogram, two from Rajshahi, and one from Barishal division.
All the deceased died in different hospitals across the country.
Meanwhile, 16,206 samples were tested in 219 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 4,264,551 samples have been tested in the country so far.
Also, 1,385 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 511,695 with a 91.80% recovery rate.
The country's maiden cases were reported on March 8 this year and the first death from the virus was reported on March 18.