Overheated, a healthcare worker takes a break as people wait in their vehicles in long lines for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing in Houston, Texas, US, 7 July 2020.
Overheated, a healthcare worker takes a break as people wait in their vehicles in long lines for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing in Houston, Texas, US, 7 July 2020. Reuters

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh on Saturday rose to 377,073 as 1,203 more people were found to be positive, after testing 10,859 samples in 24 hours.

During that time 23 more COVID-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 5,500, said a press release of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today.

The rate of detection in the last 24 hours was 11.08 per cent, while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Saturday stands at 18.29 per cent.

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A total of 1,453 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in that time, taking the total to 291,365.

The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 77.27 per cent while the rate of death is 1.46 per cent, it added.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 15 were male and eight female. Of the total deaths so far, 4,237 were males (77.04 per cent) and 1,263 females (22.96 per cent).

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A total of 10,673 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Saturday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 20,61,528.

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