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Bangladesh records 385 virus cases, eight deaths in 24 hours

| Updated: February 28, 2021 20:57:36


People gather at the Mugda Medical College and Hospital in the city to receive Covid-19 shots recently— FE file photo People gather at the Mugda Medical College and Hospital in the city to receive Covid-19 shots recently— FE file photo

Bangladesh has recorded 385 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 546,216.

The death toll climbed to 8,408 after eight fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Sunday, according to data released by the government, reports bdnews24.com.

Another 817 people recovered from COVID-19 through treatment at home and in hospital care in the same period, bringing the tally of recoveries to 496,924.

As many as 13,411 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 2.87 per cent.

The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 90.98 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.54 per cent.

Globally, over 113.81 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 2.52 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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