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Bangladesh logs 1,319 new virus cases, 1 death in a day

| Updated: June 24, 2022 08:36:31


Bangladesh logs 1,319 new virus cases, 1 death in a day

Bangladesh has registered 1,319 cases of Covid-19 in a day, the highest since Feb 25, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,960,528.

Another fatality was registered in the 24-hour count, taking the death toll from the disease to 29,135, according to the latest government data released on Thursday.

As many as 9,214 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 14.32 per cent, reports bdnews24.com.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka recorded the highest number of cases with 1,210 infections.

Another 127 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,906,232.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.23 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.49 per cent.

Globally, over 541.37 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 6.32 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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