Coronavirus: 37 die, 3240 new detection, 1,048 recover in 24 hours

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Another 37 patients died of novel coronavirus infection and 3,240 people were newly diagnosed, testing 14,031 samples, with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,425.

The number of total COVID-19 patients also surged to 108,775 to as the health authorities confirmed the detection of 3,240 new cases across the country during the same period.

Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.

The detection rate of new patients on Saturday has been recorded at 23.09 percent.

Besides, 1,048 more patients made recovery, she said adding that so far 42,945 people have recovered from the disease.

Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 40.44 percent and the mortality rate is 1.31 percent in the country.

Meanwhile, the government has marked red, yellow and green zones to impose lockdowns again in some areas in a bid to prevent spread of the highly infectious lung disease virus.

Bangladesh detected the first case of novel coronavirus infection on 8 March and a patient first died of the disease on 18 March.