Bangladesh recorded 15 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 391 new cases in the last 24 hours till Thursday at 8am.
The country's death toll from the virus now stands at 8,329, read a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Also, the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 542,248.
The latest day's infection rate was 2.68% of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 13.87%. The death rate stands at 1.53%.
Also, 678 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 489,932 with a 90.35% recovery rate.
Among the latest day's victims, 12 were men and three were women.
Moreover, 11 of them hailed from Dhaka, two from Chattogram and one each from Rajshahi, and Rangpur division.
All the deceased died in different hospitals across the country.
Meanwhile, 14,603 samples were tested in 214 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 39,08,257 samples have been tested in the country so far.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.