The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 92.46 per cent while the rate of death is 1.57 per cent, it added.

Of the people who died in the last 24 hours, 10 were male and 7 female. Of the total deaths so far, 9,005 were male (72.28 per cent) and 3,453 female (27.72 per cent).

Among the Covid-19 patients died in that time, five were in Dhaka division, eight in Chattogram and one each in Khulna, Barishal, Sylhet and Mymensing divisions.

Among the patients who died in Bangladesh so far, 7,132 were in Dhaka, 2,366 in Chattogram, 660 in Rajshahi, 763 in Khulna, 378 in Barisal, 446 in Sylhet, 457 in Rangpur, and 256 in Mymensingh divisions, the DGHS said.

A total of 16,342 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Wednesday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 5,871,353.

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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