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296 Covid-19 cases, three deaths reported in 24 hours

| Updated: August 09, 2022 08:07:36


296 Covid-19 cases, three deaths reported in 24 hours

The government has confirmed 296 new Covid-19 cases in the latest daily count, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,007,631.

The death toll from the disease climbed by three in the 24 hours to Monday to 29,307, according to the government data, reports bdnews24.com.

As many as 5,929 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 4.99 per cent.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 200 infections.

Another 638 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,948,665.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.06 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.46 per cent.

Globally, over 584.68 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.41 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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