Sample for testing Covid-19 is collected from a person at Shaheed Suhrawardy Hospital in Dhaka as the country has been seeing a sharp rise of infection for weeks. The picture was taken on 28 June.
Sazid Hossain

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in the country, according to the government, rose to 1,971,602 on Wednesday as 2,241 more cases were reported, after testing 14,712 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

During the period, no patient died of Covid-19. As of Wednesday, the death toll stands at 29,145, 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 15.23 per cent while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Wednesday stands at 13.75 per cent.

The health directorate Wednesday said a total of 152 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery to 1,907,219.

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