The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 6.94 per cent while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Monday stands at 14.62 per cent.

The health directorate Monday said a total of 8,674 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 1,763,258.

Of the people who died in the last 24 hours, five were male and four female. Among the Covid-19 patients who died in that time, six in Chattogram and three in Dhaka division.

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