Bangladesh reported three more deaths from Covid-19 and 239 fresh cases in the past 24 hours till 8am Friday.
"The country reported 1.41 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 16,916 samples were tested in the past 24 hours," Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
Besides, 239 more people tested positive for the virus during the same period. The country reported nine deaths and 237 cases on Thursday.
With the latest additions, the death toll reached 27,973 and the case tally increased to 15,75,424 in the country.
Among the deaths reported on Friday, two were from Khulna and one from Dhaka division.
The recovery count rose to 15,39,830 after another 277 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day, with a 97.74% recovery rate.
In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of the district is 157 cases.
The Covid-19 victims' gender breakdown shows that 17,900 of the total deceased across the country were men and 10,073 were women.
The DGHS said among the total 27,973 fatalities, 12,207 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,680 in Chattogram, 2,050 in Rajshahi, 3,609 in Khulna, 946 in Barishal, 1,270 in Sylhet, 1,367 in Rangpur and 844 in Mymensingh divisions.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.