Bangladesh has registered 25 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total fatalities to 7,217.
The country's death rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.45% says a press statement issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Friday.
At least 1,318 new infections were recorded within the period, taking the number of total people infected to 498,293.
Out of total tests, the infection rate was 9.19% on the latest day.
Of the 25 deceased, 16 were men and nine were women. Of them, 24 passed away in different hospitals across the country and one at home, according to a press release.
Moreover, 18 of them hailed from Dhaka division, three from Rajshahi, one each from Chattogram and Khulna, and two from the Sylhet divisions.
At least 2,024 people have recovered from the disease over the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of recoveries so far stands at 433,614.
Meanwhile, 14,336 samples were tested in 159 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 3,050,064 samples have been tested in the country so far.
The country's first cases were reported on 8 March this year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.
Global death toll rises to 1,670,547
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,670,547 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to the Worldometer at 04.22 GMT on Friday.
At least 75,376,223 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Of them, 52,933,376 have recovered so far.
On Friday, there were 3,031 new deaths and 115,089 new cases recorded worldwide.
The United States is the worst-affected country with 317,929 deaths from 17,627,070 cases.
After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 184,874 deaths from 7,111,527 cases, India with 144,829 deaths from 9,979,447 cases and Mexico with 116,487 deaths from 1,289,289 cases.