The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Thursday rose to 736,074 as 4,014 more cases were reported, after testing 27,429 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

During that time 98 Covid-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 10,781, said a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday.

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The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am declined further to 14.63 per cent from 15.07 per cent on Wednesday.

A total of 642,449 patients recovered from the virus so far.

Bangladesh detected its first coronavirus patient on 8 March 2020 and recorded its first death on 18 March that year.

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