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Bangladesh logs 363 virus cases, 25 deaths in 24 hours

| Updated: May 17, 2021 10:13:11


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Bangladesh has registered 363 new cases of coronavirus infections in a day, taking the tally to 780,159.

The country has reported 25 news deaths in the last 24 hours till 8:00 am on Sunday, taking the total deaths to 12,149, according to the latest government data released on Sunday, reports bdnews24.com.

Another 601 people recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in hospital care, bringing the tally of recoveries to 722,036.

Only 5,430 samples, among the lowest collections since the outbreak of the disease in March 2020, were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 6.69 per cent.

The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 92.55 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.56 per cent.

Globally, over 162.55 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 3.37 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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