The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Monday rose to 546,801 as 585 more cases were reported, after testing 13,570 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 8,416, said a press release of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today, Monday.

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The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 4.31 per cent.

The health directorate said as many as 873 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 497,797.

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

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