Health worker collects swab of a man to test Covid-19 infection
Health worker collects swab of a man to test Covid-19 infectionSuvra Kanti Das

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Tuesday rose to 651,652 as 7,213 more cases were reported, after testing 34,311 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

During that time record 66 Covid-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 9,384, said a press release of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today.

This was the highest cases and deaths that Bangladesh reported in 24 hours. Earlier, the country reported record 7,087 cases in a day on 4 April while the highest number of deaths was 64, reported on 30 June last year.

The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 21.02 per cent, while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Tuesday stands at 13.44 per cent.

The health directorate today said a total of 2,969 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 558,383.

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The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 85.69 per cent while the rate of death is 1.44 per cent, it added.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 39 were male and 27 female. Of the total deaths so far, 7,043 were male (75.05 per cent) and 2,341 female (24.95 per cent).

Among the 66 patients died in the 24 hours, 64 breathed their last at different hospitals while two at home.

A total of 34,360 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Tuesday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 48,47,935.

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

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