Covid cases top 2000 in 24 hrs

Covid-19 infected Johara Begum has been taken to Dhaka North City Corporation hospital from Homna in Cumilla for better treatment as her condition deteriorated. The picture was taken from DNCC hospital on 30 July 2021
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The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in the country, according to the government, rose to 1,967,274 on Monday as 2,101 more cases were reported, after testing 13,820 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

During the period, two patients died of Covid-19. As of Monday, the death toll stands at 29,142, 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 15.20 per cent while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Monday stands at 13.75 per cent.

The health directorate Monday said a total of 179 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery to 1,906,867.

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