• Total infected: 5,36,545
• Total death: 8,162
• Total recovery: 4,81,306
• Total sample test: 36,93,634
Bangladesh reported 2.92% daily infection rate on Tuesday as 438 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours till Wednesday 8am.
The Covid-19 daily infection rate in the country has remained below 5% for the last 15 days. The last time the daily infection rate was above the benchmark was on 18 January this year, when the country reported that 5.49% of the samples tested positive.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh logged 13 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
The country's death toll from the virus now stands at 8,162 and the death rate stands at 1.52%, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 5,36,545.
During the last 24 hours, 578 patients were declared free of Covid-19, raising the total number of recoveries to 4,81,306 with an 89.67% recovery rate.
Among the latest day's victims, 11 were men and two were women. Eight of them hailed from Dhaka, two from Chattogram, one from Rajshahi, two from Khulna and two from Mymensingh divisions.
In the past 24 hours, 14,985 samples were tested across the country. So far, 36,93,634 samples have been tested in the country.
The gender breakdown of Covid-19 victims shows that 6,188 of the total deceased were men and 1,974 were women.
The country's first Covid-19 cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March, 2020.