The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 1.97 per cent while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Friday stands at 13.54 per cent.                           

The health directorate Friday said a total of 166 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery to 1,983,424.

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