The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am was 6.54 per cent while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Tuesday stands at 16.49 per cent.

The health directorate today said a total of 3,735 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 14,86,668.

The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 96.89 per cent while the rate of death is 1.76 per cent, it added.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 21 were male and 14 female. Of the total deaths so far, 17,404 were male (64.44 per cent) and 9,603 female (35.56 per cent).

All of the 35 patients died in the last 24 hours breathed their last at different hospitals.

Among the Covid-19 patients died in that time, 15 were in Dhaka division, eight in Chattogram, four each in Rajshahi and Khulna and two each in Sylhet and Barishal while no one died in Rangpur and Mymensingh divisions in the last 24 hours.

Among the patients died in Bangladesh so far, 11,747 were in Dhaka, 5468 in Chattogram, 1997 in Rajshahi, 3505 in Khulna, 922 in Barisal, 1218 in Sylhet, 1333 in Rangpur, and 817 in Mymensingh division, the DGHS said.

A total of 32,212 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Tuesday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 93,03,845.

Bangladesh detected 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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