Bangladesh recorded eight more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 385 new cases in the last 24 hours till Sunday at 8am.
The country's death toll from the virus now stands at 8,408, read a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Also, the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 546,216.
The latest day's infection rate was 2.87% of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 13.51%. The death rate stands at 1.54%.
Among the latest day's victims, six were men and two were women.
Moreover, five of them hailed from Dhaka, and three from the Chattogram division.
All the deceased died in different hospitals across the country.
Meanwhile, 13,411 samples were tested in 215 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 40,44,027 samples have been tested in the country so far.
Also, 817 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 4,96,924 with a 90.98% recovery rate.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.