Bangladesh has reported 15 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, until 8am Friday, while 619 people have tested positive for the virus.
The country's Covid-19 death toll now stands at 7,981 and the number of positive cases in the country stands at 5,30,890, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The latest day's infection rate was 4.17% of the total tests and the death rate stands at 1.50%.
At least 487 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 4,75,561 with an 89.58% recovery rate.
Among the latest day's victims, 10 were men and five were women. All of them died at different hospitals across the country.
Eight of them hailed from Dhaka, four from Chattogram and one each from the Rajshahi, Rangpur and Mymensingh divisions.
Meanwhile, 14,846 samples were tested in 200 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 35,30,274 samples have been tested in the country so far.
The gender breakdown of Covid-19 victims shows that 6,047 of the total deceased were men and 1,934 were women.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.