The novel coronavirus has claimed seven more lives and infected another 366 people in Bangladesh in 24 hours till yesterday morning.
With the latest figures, the death toll from the virus in the country rose to 8,356 and the caseload to 543,717, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.
In a handout, the DGHS said the daily Covid-19 infection rate in Bangladesh increased to 3.30 percent from Sunday's 2.33 percent, while the overall infection rate stood at 13.73 percent, a little lower than Sunday's 13.76 percent.
However, the mortality rate remained almost steady at 1.54 percent for the past few days, said the handout, adding that 492,059 patients (90.50 pc) have recovered from the virus infection so far.
As of now, 3,958,776 samples have been tested, including 11,103 in the same 24-hour period.
Bangladesh reported its first novel coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18.