Bangladesh reported 16 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the toll at 8,314.
In the last 24 hours, 443 people tested positive for Covid-19 and the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 541,877.Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter issuing a press release on Wednesday afternoon.
The latest day's infection rate was 2.67% of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 13.92%. The death rate stands at 1.53%.
Meanwhile, 16,612 samples were tested in 214 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 3,893,654 samples have been tested in the country so far.
Also, 633 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 489,254 with a 90.29% recovery rate.