Nine more patients died of coronavirus and 418 people were newly diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a press release made the disclosure on Thursday.

As many as 8,248 people have died of coronavirus while 539,571 people have been infected so far, according to DGHS.

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The total number of recoveries stands at 485,971.

A total of 15,776 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The rate of detection was 2.65 per cent.

Bangladesh first detected coronavirus on 8 March and a patient first died on 18 March.

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