Fifteen more patients died of coronavirus and 619 people were newly diagnosed with COVID-19 in 24 hours till 8:00am Friday.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a press release made the disclosure.

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As many as 7,981 people have died of coronavirus while 530,890 people have been infected so far, according to DGHS.

A total of 14,846 samples were tested during the last 24 hours. The detection rate was 4.17 per cent.

A total of 475,561 patients recovered in the country so far with 487 in the last 24 hours.

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

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