People, wearing protective suits, offer funeral prayers for a man who died due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), before his burial at a graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 6 April 2020
People, wearing protective suits, offer funeral prayers for a man who died due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), before his burial at a graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 6 April 2020Reuters

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Tuesday rose to 436,684 as 2,212 more cases were reported, after testing 15,990 samples in the last 24 hours.

During that time 39 more COVID-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 6,254, 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 13.83 per cent, while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Tuesday stands at 16.97 per cent.

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The DGHS said a total of 1,749 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in that time, taking the number of total recovery to 352,895.

The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 80.81 per cent while the rate of death is 1.43 per cent, it added.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 30 were male and nine female. Of the total deaths so far, 4,813 were males (76.96 per cent) and 1,441 females (23.04 per cent).

A total of 16,602 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Tuesday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 25,72,952.

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

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