With 890 new Covid-19 patients detected in the 24 hours ending at 8:00am yesterday, the total number of infections in the country rose to 524,910.
As per the latest data, the daily infection rate dropped to 5.66 percent.
The country recorded 8.29 percent infection rate on January 10, 7.52 percent on January 4, and 8.18 percent on January 1.
The country's fatality number rose to 7,833 with 14 deaths in the 24 hours. The death rate stands at 1.49 percent.
So far, 3,40,1506 tests, including 16,338 new ones, have been carried out.
The overall infection rate stood at 15.43 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services said.
However, 469,522 patients – 89.45 percent – have recovered so far.
The country's infection number reached the 500,000-mark on December 20. The first cases were reported on March 8. The death toll exceeded 7,000 on December 12.