Ten more people died of novel coronavirus and 443 new cases were reported in Bangladesh in 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday.
With the latest fatalities, the death toll from the virus reached 8,137. The mortality rate stood at 1.52 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in a handout.
It said the Covid-19 infection rate in the country is now 3.55 percent.
Meanwhile, the new cases pushed up the national tally to 535,582. The current overall detection rate is 14.62 percent.
Until yesterday morning, 480,216 patients (89.66 percent of the total reported cases) have recovered.
So far, 3,664,197 samples have been tested, including 12,556 during the same 24-hour period.
Bangladesh reported its first novel coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18.