The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 31.46 per cent, while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Thursday stands at 14.56 per cent.

The health directorate today said as many as 5,755 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of the total recovery to 868,139.

The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 86.01 per cent, while the rate of death is 1.60 per cent, it added.

Of the people who died in the last 24 hours, 121 were male and 64 female. Of the total deaths so far, 11,375 were male (70.26 per cent) and 4,814 female (29.73 per cent).

Among the 185 patients who died in the last 24 hours, 144 breathed their last at government hospitals, 28 in private hospitals while 12 passed away at their homes.

Among the Covid-19 patients who died in that time, 70 were in Dhaka division, 20 in Chattogram, 13 in Rajshahi, 51 in Khulna, 11 in Rangpur, seven in Sylhet, 10 in Barishal and three in Mymensingh divisions.

As of Saturday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 6,931,152.

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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