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11 more die of Covid-19, 599 infected in Bangladesh

| Updated: October 12, 2021 09:05:37


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Bangladesh has registered 11 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,699.

The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,562,958 as 599 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to 8:00 am on Monday, according to the latest government data.

Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging 7 fatalities and 456 infections.

Nationwide, another 699 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,523,833, reports bdnews24.com.

As many as 23,193 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 2.58 per cent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.53 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.77 per cent.

Globally, more than 237.94 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and over 4.85 million have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

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