Slum dwellers get Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at the Pollibondhu Ershad School in Korail Slum, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 16 November 2021

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in the country, according to the government, rose to 1,959,209 on Wednesday as 1135 more cases were reported, after testing 8,536 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

During the period, one patient died of Covid-19. As of Wednesday, the death toll stands at 29,134, 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 13.30 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 Tuesday said a total of 122 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery to 1,906,105.

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