With the deaths of 15 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Thursday, Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death count now stands at 8,329.
During this timeline, 391 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 5,42,268.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of DGHS, today afternoon.
Health authorities also reported 638 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,89,932.
In the last 24 hours, 214 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 14,742 samples. With this, a total of 39,08,257 samples were tested in the country.
Among the newly deceased, 12 were men and three were women. Of them, 11 are from Dhaka, two from Chattogram and one each from Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions.
The infection rate is 2.68 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 13.87 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 90.35 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.53 per cent.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18 the same year.
According to Worldometer’s COVID-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 24,42,945 people globally and infected 11,05,20,533 as of today afternoon.