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The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Wednesday rose to 425,353 as 1,733 more cases were reported, after testing 14,524 samples in the last 24 hours.

During that time 19 more COVID-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 6,127, 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 11.93 per cent, while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Wednesday stands at 17.12 per cent.

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The DGHS said a total of 1,715 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in that time, taking the number of total recovery to 343,131.

The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 80.67 per cent while the rate of death is 1.44 per cent, it added.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 16 were male and three female. Of the total deaths so far, 4,719 were males (77.02 per cent) and 1,408 females (22.98 per cent).

A total of 14,687 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Wednesday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 24,84,688.

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

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