Prothom Alo illustration
Prothom Alo illustration

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Tuesday rose to 517,920 as 991 more cases were reported, after testing 14,462 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

During that time 20 more COVID-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 7,670, 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 6.85 per cent, while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Tuesday stands at 15.76 per cent.

The health directorate today said a total of 944 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 462,459.

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The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 89.29 per cent while the rate of death is 1.48 per cent, it added.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 16 were male and four female. Of the total deaths so far, 5,831 were male (76.03 per cent) and 1,829 female (23.97 per cent).

Among the 20 patients died in the last 24 hours, 19 breathed their last at different hospitals while one at home.

A total of 14,629 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Tuesday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 32,86,885.

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