Covid infection crosses 2m mark in Bangladesh

A 3D-printed coronavirus model in front of the words coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on display in this illustration
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The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in the country, according to the government, rose to 2,000,279 on Thursday as 884 more cases were reported, after testing 8,954 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

During the period, six patients died of Covid-19. As of Thursday, the death toll stands at 29,256, according to the press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 9.81 per cent while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Thursday stands at 13.76 per cent.

The health directorate Thursday said a total of 1,602 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery to 1,931,494.

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