- Total infected: 522,453
- Total death: 7,781
- Total recovery: 466,801
- Total sample test: 3,357,319
Bangladesh reported an 8.29% daily infection rate on Sunday when 1,071 people tested positive for Covid-19.
After eight days, daily infection rates have increased again. Earlier on January 1, the daily infection rate was 8.18%.
The Covid-19 daily infection rate had been hovering between 5% and 7% in the last eight days.
Experts said if the infection rate stands at 5% for three consecutive weeks, then the novel coronavirus will become endemic in Bangladesh.
The country has logged 25 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours ending at 8am on Sunday.
Bangladesh has passed 309 days since the Covid-19 outbreak with 522,453 confirmed cases and 7,781 deaths so far, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.
The country's first Covid-19 cases were reported on 8 March last year while the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.
737 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 466,801 with an 89.35 % recovery rate.
Among the latest day's victims, 17 were men and eight were women. All of them died in different hospitals across the country while undergoing treatment.
Moreover, 19 of them hailed from Dhaka division, one each from Chattogram and Sylhet and four from Mymensingh division.
Meanwhile, 12,920 samples were tested in 181 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 3,357,319 samples have been tested in the country so far.