The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am was 3.41 per cent.

The health directorate today said a total of 741 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of the total recovery to 1,517,244.

The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 97.45 per cent while the rate of death is 1.77 per cent, it added.

Of the people who died in the last 24 hours, 15 were male and nine were female. Of the total deaths so far, 17,683 were male and 9,872 female.

Among the Covid-19 patients who died in that time, 14 were in Dhaka division, four in Chattogram, two in Rangpur, one each in Khulna, Sylhet, Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.

Bangladesh detected its first coronavirus patient on 8 March last year and recorded its first death of the disease on 18 March that year.

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