A day after all the major coronavirus indicators saw rise, the country today witnessed a lower infection rate of 8.29%.
In the last 24 hours, 1,719 people tested positive for Covid-19. The number of Covid-19 cases now stands at 560,887 in the country.
On Monday, the infection rate climbed up to 9.48%, the highest since 21 December, when the rate was 9.38%. The infection rate went down afterwards. However, new patient detection and the infection rate have been going up since last week.
In a press release today, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) also reported 26 deaths from the dreaded virus. The death rate stands at 1.53%. The death toll from the virus now stands at 8,597 in Bangladesh.
Among the latest day's victims, 17 were men and 9 were women. They died in different hospitals across the country.
Twelve of them hailed from Dhaka, five from Chattogram, three each from Khulna and Barishal, two from Rangpur and one from Sylhet.
Meanwhile, 20,748 samples were tested in 219 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 4,303,994 samples have been tested in the country so far.
Also, 1,352 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 514,479 with a 91.73% recovery rate.
Neighbouring India recorded 24,492 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the country's infection tally to 11.4 million, according to Union Health Ministry data. The fatalities due to the viral disease also increased to 158,856 after 131 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, data updated by the health ministry at 8am showed.
Meanwhile, Pakistan on Tuesday recorded 2,511 new cases of the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the confirmed infections to 609,964, against 573,014 recoveries 13,595 deaths. Pakistan's active cases rose by 917 to 22,038 on Monday, according to government data released. Pakistani authorities have sealed sections of the capital Islamabad, officials say, as the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic caused a spike in cases and hospital admissions across the country.
The dreaded Covid-19 claimed lives of 2,673,558 people globally and nearly 120,820,985 people were infected till date.