Bangladesh logged 19 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours till 8am Friday, the lowest number of deaths in a single day in the last 15 days.
On 27 November, 20 deaths were recorded in a single day and since then, daily deaths have numbered between 24 and 38.
The country's death toll from the virus now stands at 6,986, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services.
In the meantime, 1,884 people have tested positive for Covid-19 and the number of cases in the country now stands at 487,849.
The latest day's infection rate was 11.54%, though the overall rate in the country till date stood at 16.57%. The death rate stands at 1.43%.
Also, 3,766 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 4,14,318 with an 84.93% recovery rate.
Among the latest day's victims, 13 were men and six were women. All of them died at different hospitals across the country.
Moreover, 12 of them hailed from Dhaka, four from Chattogram and one each from the Rajshahi, Barishal and Rangpur divisions.
Meanwhile, 16,323 samples were tested in 140 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 29,44,252 samples have been tested in the country so far.
The gender breakdown of Covid-19's victims shows 5,339 of the total deceased were men and 1,647 were women.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March this year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.