Bangladesh confirmed 8 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
The country's death toll from the virus now stands at 8,229, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
In the last 24 hours, 387 people tested positive for Covid-19 and the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 538,765.
The latest day's infection rate was 2.67% of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 14.26%. The death rate stands at 1.53%.
Among the latest day's victims, 7 were men and 1 was women.
Moreover, 5 of them hailed from Dhaka, while one each from Chattogram, Sylhet, and Mymensingh divisions.
All the deceased died in different hospitals across the country.
Meanwhile, 14,468 samples were tested in 206 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 3,777,242 samples have been tested in the country so far.
Also, 642 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 484,573 with an 89.94% recovery rate.
The country's maiden cases were reported on March 8 this year and the first death from the virus was reported on March 18.