Bangladesh has recorded 391 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the tally of infections to 542,268.
The death toll climbed to 8,329 after 15 fatalities from COVID-19 were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Thursday, according to data released by the government.
Another 678 people recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in hospital care in the same period, bringing the tally of recoveries to 489,932.
As many as 14,603 samples were tested at 210 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 2.68 percent.
The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 90.35 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.53 percent.
Globally, over 109.92 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 2.43 million have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.