Bangladesh witnessed a rise in Covid-19 related deaths and new cases in the last 24 hours until Tuesday morning.Eighteen coronavirus-related deaths and 399 new cases were reported during the period while the number of deaths was seven and fresh cases 366 on Monday.
The daily infection rate stood at 3.13 %, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With these, the Covid-19 fatalities climbed to 8,374 and fresh infections to 544,116.
According to the latest figures, the overall infection rate stood at 13.70% which was 13.73 % percent on Monday.
The mortality rate remained steady at 1.54% for past few days, the DGHS handout said.
So far, 492,887 patients (90.58%) including 828 in past 24 hours have recovered from Covid-19.
The authorities have so far tested 3,971,524 samples including 12,748 in the past 24 hours.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.