Bangladesh recorded 42 coronavirus deaths and 3,114 cases in the 24 hours to 8:00 in the morning on Friday.
With the latest, the total number of such deaths and cases now stands at 1,968 and 156,391 respectively, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in an update on the coronavirus situation in the country at 2:30 in the afternoon.
In the update, the DGHS also confirmed a recovery of 1,606 people from the contagion during the last 24 hours under review, taking the total recovery tally to 68,048.
Bangladesh has since June 05 become one of the 20 largest coronavirus outbreaks in the world, when it overtook the European hotspot of Belgium as the 20th worst affected country.
Currently, in South Asia, only Pakistan and India have more cases, while globally, 17 countries, including those two, have more cases than Bangladesh.
Bangladesh first confirmed its coronavirus case and death on March 08 and March 18 respectively, and since March 26 it enforced a 66-day shutdown in parallel with general holidays little doing to slow the coronavirus spread.
Globally, 11,002,580 people have caught coronavirus, 524,437 died and 6,164,682 recovered as of 2:51pm, with the US becoming the worst-hit country with 2,837,189 cases and 131,485, according to the worldometer.info.