Bangladesh reports 7 deaths, 1072 Covid cases in 24 hrs

Two women mourn the loss of their relative, who died of Covid-19.Prothom Alo file photo

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in the country, according to the government, rose to 1,997,412 on Monday as 1072 more cases were reported, after testing 10,902 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

During the period, seven patients died of Covid-19. As of Monday, the death toll stands at 29,241, 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 9.77 per cent while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Monday stands at 13.76 per cent.

The health directorate Monday said a total of 1997 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery to 1,926,957.

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