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Bangladesh identifies lowest Covid-19 cases in two years

| Updated: March 28, 2022 09:06:24


Authorities measuring the body temperature of students before letting them into Rayer Bazar High School in Dhaka recently –bdnews24.com file photo Authorities measuring the body temperature of students before letting them into Rayer Bazar High School in Dhaka recently –bdnews24.com file photo

Bangladesh has registered 43 new cases of COVID-19 in a day, the lowest since April 7, 2020, taking the total caseload from the disease to 1,951,282.

The government did not record any deaths in the 24-hour count, keeping the total toll from the disease unchanged at 29,118, according to the latest data released on Sunday, reports bdnews24.com.

As many as 7,971 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 0.54 per cent.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka recorded the vast majority of cases, with 33 infections.

Another 673 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,877,804.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 96.23 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.49 per cent.

Globally, over 480.12 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 6.12 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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