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Bangladesh logs 296 new virus cases, death toll rises by six

| Updated: October 29, 2021 09:27:19

Bangladesh logs 296 new virus cases, death toll rises by six

Bangladesh has registered six fatalities from COVID-19 in a day, taking the death toll to 27,847.

The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,568,857 after 294 people tested positive until 8 am Thursday, according to the latest government data, reports bdnews24.com.

Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging four fatalities and 206 infections.

Nationwide, another 227 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,532,695.

As many as 19,535 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 1.50 per cent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.70 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.77 per cent.

Globally, over 245.14 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 4.97 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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