The health directorate today said a total of 8,907 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 13,81,763.

The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 93.81 per cent while the rate of death is 1.73 per cent, it added.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 56 were male and 58 female. Of the total deaths so far, 16,646 were male (65.25 per cent) and 8,867 female (34.75 per cent).

Among the 114 patients died in the last 24 hours, 111 breathed their last at different hospitals, while three passed away at their homes.

Among the Covid-19 patients died in that time, 42 were in Dhaka division, 29 in Chattogram, six in Rajshahi, 13 in Khulna, six in Rangpur, nine in Sylhet, five in Barishal and four in Mymensingh divisions.

Among the patients died in Bangladesh so far, 11,199 were in Dhaka, 5072 in Chattogram, 1898 in Rajshahi, 3347 in Khulna, 864 in Barisal, 1083 in Sylhet, 1275 in Rangpur, and 775 in Mymensingh division, the DGHS said.

A total of 34,229 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Tuesday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 87,21,014.

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

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