101 Covid deaths reported for first time in Bangladesh

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Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh on Friday reported 101 Covid-19 deaths, the highest number in a single day, raising the total deaths in the country to 10,182.

The number of detected coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Friday rose to 711,779 as 4,417 more cases were reported in the last 24 hours, said a press release of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 18,906 samples were tested in the last 24 hours while the rate of detection was 23.36 per cent.

A total of 5,694 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recovered people to 602,908, the health directorate said.

Among the deceased, 67 were male and 34 were female patients.

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