People wait in queue to test novel coronavirus infection
People wait in queue to test novel coronavirus infectionFile photo

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Friday rose to 624,594 as 6,830 more cases were reported, after testing 29,339 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

During that time 50 more Covid-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 9,155, said a press release of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today.

The number of detections of novel coronavirus infected people has been rising steeply in Bangladesh for the last few days. On Thursday the country reported over 6,000 cases ( 6,469) in 24 hours for the first time since the pandemic began.

Before that, on Wednesday, the health directorate reported 5,358 cases in the previous 24 hours, which was also the highest cases reported in a day till that day.

The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 23.28 per cent, while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Friday stands at 13.21 per cent.

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The health directorate today said a total of 2,473 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 547,411.

The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 87.64 per cent while the rate of death is 1.47 per cent, it added.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 40 were male and 10 female. Of the total deaths so far, 6,887 were male (75.23 per cent) and 2,268 female (24.77 per cent).

Among the 50 patients died in the 24 hours, 49 breathed their last at different hospitals while one at home.

A total of 30,293 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Friday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 47,28,113.

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

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