Prothom Alo illustration
Prothom Alo illustration

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Tuesday rose to 538,765 as 387 more cases were reported, after testing 14,468 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

During that time eight more COVID-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 8,229, said a press release of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today.

The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 2.67 per cent, while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Tuesday stands at 14.26 per cent.

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The health directorate today said a total of 642 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 484,573.

The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 89.94 per cent while the rate of death is 1.53 per cent, it added.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, seven were male and one female. Of the total deaths so far, 6,236 were male (75.78 per cent) and 1,993 female (24.22 per cent).

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

A total of 14,578 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Tuesday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 37,77,242.

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

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