During that time, 36 more Covid-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 28,461, said a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 27.43 per cent while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Wednesday stands at 14.51 per cent.

The health directorate today said a total of 4,203 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 1,575,137.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 17 were male and 19 female. Among the Covid-19 patients died in that time, 13 were in Dhaka division, five in Chattogram, six in Rajshahi, seven in Khulna, three in Barishal, one each in Sylhet and Mymensingh.

Bangladesh detected first coronavirus patient on 8 March last year and recorded its first death in the disease on 18 March that year.

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