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The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 90.58 per cent while the rate of death is 1.54 per cent, it added.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 16 were male and two female. Of the total deaths so far, 6,335 were male (75.65 per cent) and 2,039 female (24.35 per cent).

Among the 18 patients died in the last 24 hours, 16 breathed their last at different hospitals while two at home.

A total of 12,698 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Tuesday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 39,71,524.

Bangladesh detected first coronavirus patient on 8 March and recorded first death on 18 March.

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