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1,310 new virus cases, 31 deaths reported in 24 hours

| Updated: September 29, 2021 10:27:36


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Bangladesh has registered 31 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,470.

The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,553,873 as 1,310 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to 8 am on Tuesday, according to the latest government data.

Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging 13 fatalities and 967 infections, reports bdnews24.com.

Nationwide, another 1,195 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,513,876.

As many as 29,186 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 4.49 per cent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.43 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.77 per cent.

Globally, over 232.40 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 4.75 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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