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A total of 44,067 samples were tested in the last 24 hours while the rate of detection was 31.24 per cent.

The health directorate today said as many as 7,020 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of the total recovery to 8, 81,521.

Of the people who died in the last 24 hours, 142 were male and 78 female.

Bangladesh detected its 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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