The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Friday rose to 526,485 as 762 more cases were reported, after testing 13,678 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.
During that time 13 more COVID-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 7,862, 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 5.57 per cent, while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Friday stands at 15.34 per cent.
The health directorate today said a total of 718 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 471,123.
Of the people died in the last 24 hours, nine were male and four female. Of the total deaths so far, 5,963 were male (75.85 per cent) and 1,899 female (24.15 per cent).
Among the 13 patients died in the last 24 hours, 12 breathed their last at different hospitals while one at home.
A total of 13,652 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Friday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 34,31,792.
Bangladesh detected first coronavirus patient on 8 March and recorded first death on 18 March.