Bangladesh on Monday reported 26 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the tally at 8,571.
Some 1,773 people tested positive for Covid-19 and the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 559,168.Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the latest development through issuing a press release on Monday afternoon.
The latest day's infection rate was 9.48% of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 13.05%. The death rate stands at 1.53%.
Meanwhile, 18,695 samples were tested in 219 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 2,257,589 samples have been tested in the country so far.
Also, 1,432 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 5,13,127 with a 91.77% recovery rate.