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The health directorate today said as many as 1,291 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of the total recovery to 735,157.

The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 92.47 per cent while the rate of death is 1.57 per cent, it added.

Of the people who died in the last 24 hours, 14 were males and 8 females. Of the total deaths so far, 9,019 were males (72.27 per cent) and 3,461 females (27.73 per cent).

A total of 15,710 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Thursday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 58,87,268.

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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