The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 14.85 per cent while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Sunday stands at 14.70 per cent.

The health directorate Sunday said a total of 13,853 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 1,678,655.

Of the people who died in the last 24 hours, 20 were male and eight female.

Among the Covid-19 patients who died in that time, 12 were in Dhaka division, six in Khulna, four in Rajshahi, two each in Chattogram and Rangpur and one each in Barishal and Sylhet.

Bangladesh detected its first coronavirus patient on 8 March last year and recorded its first death of the disease on 18 March that year.

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