Fifteen more patients died of coronavirus and 391 people were newly diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout made the disclosure on Thursday.

As many as 8,329 people have died of coronavirus while 542,268 people have been infected so far, according to DGHS.

A total of 14,603 samples were tested in the 24 hours and rate of infection was 2.68 per cent.

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The total number of recoveries stands at 489,932 with 678 new patients recovered in the last 24 hours.

Of the people died, 12 are male and 3 female.

Bangladesh first detected coronavirus on 8 March and a patient first died on 18 March.

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