Bangladesh records highest Covid deaths in 4 months

A 3D-printed coronavirus model in front of the words coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on display in this illustration
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Twelve people died of Covid-19 in last 24 hours till Monday morning. This is Bangladesh's highest number of Covid deaths in a single day in the last four months.

With this, the death toll has stood at 29,174, says the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

According to their report, the number of detected novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 1,980, 974 on Monday as 2,285 more cases were reported, after testing 13,842 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 16.51 per cent.

Of the deceased, nine were men and three women. Of them, nine were from Dhaka and one each from Chattogram, Khulna, and Mymensingh divisions.

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