Students queue up to take Covid-19 vaccine. The picture was taken from Sarishabari upazila health complex in Jamalpur on 15 February.
Shariful Islam

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in the country, according to the government, rose to 1,923,031 on Wednesday as 3,929 more cases were reported, after testing 32,207 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

During that time, 15 more Covid-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 28,887, said a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 12.20 per cent while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Wednesday stands at 14.68 per cent.

The health directorate Wednesday said a total of 12,757 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 1,716,066.

Of the people who died in the last 24 hours, 10 were male and five female.

Among the Covid-19 patients who died in that time, five were in Dhaka division, four in Chattogram, two in Khulna, one each in Rajshahi, Barishal, Sylhet and Rangpur.

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