Prothom Alo illustration
Prothom Alo illustration

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Thursday rose to 456,438 as 2,292 more cases were reported, after testing 17,052 samples in the last 24 hours.

During that time 37 more COVID-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 6,524, 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 13.44 per cent, while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Thursday stands at 16.82 per cent.

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The health directorate today said a total of 2,274 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 371,453.

The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 81.38 per cent while the rate of death is 1.43 per cent, it added.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 25 were male and 12 female. Of the total deaths so far, 5,007 were males (76.75 per cent) and 1,517 females (23.25 per cent).

A total of 16,494 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Thursday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 27,13,202.

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

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