A woman consults a doctor before swab testing at Mugda Medical College and Hospital, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 23 June 2020
A woman consults a doctor before swab testing at Mugda Medical College and Hospital, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 23 June 2020Reuters

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Wednesday rose to 438,795 as 2,111 more cases were reported, after testing 16,469 samples in the last 24 hours.

During that time 21 more COVID-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 6,275, 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 12.82 per cent, while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Wednesday stands at 16.95 per cent.

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The DGHS said a total of 1,893 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in that time, taking the number of total recovery to 354,788.

The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 80.86 per cent while the rate of death is 1.43 per cent, it added.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 14 were male and seven female. Of the total deaths so far, 4,827 were males (76.92 per cent) and 1,448 females (23.08 per cent).

A total of 15,598 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Wednesday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 25,89,421.

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

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