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Bangladesh logs 1,541 new virus cases, 22 deaths in a day

| Updated: September 18, 2020 22:56:20

Bangladesh logs 1,541 new virus cases, 22 deaths in a day

Bangladesh has registered 22 new fatalities from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the death toll to 4,881, reports bdnews24.com.

The tally of infections climbed to 345,805 after another 1,541 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 am Friday, the government said.

Another 1,923 patients recovered through treatment at home and in hospital care in the same period, bringing the total to 252,335.

A total of 12,730 samples were tested at 95 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 12.11 per cent, according to data released by the health directorate.

The official figures put the recovery rate at 72.97 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.41 per cent.

Globally, over 30.18 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 946,158 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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