One dies of Covid-19, detection rate crosses 10pc

A woman consults a doctor before swab testing at Mugda Medical College and Hospital, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 23 June 2020
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The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in the country, according to the government, rose to 1,957,200 on Monday as 873 more cases were reported, after testing 8,028 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

During the period, one patient died of Covid-19. As of Monday, the death toll stands at 29,132, 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 10.87 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 92 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery to 1,905,899.

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