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Bangladesh registers 1,540 virus cases, 28 deaths in a day

| Updated: September 24, 2020 20:08:03


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Bangladesh has posted 1,540 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 355,384.

The death toll jumped to 5,072 after 28 new fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Thursday, the government said.

The number of recoveries outpaced fresh cases in the same period as another 2,139 patients recovered from COVID-19 through treatment at home and in hospital care. It brings the total to 265,092.

A total of 12,900 samples were tested at 103 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 11.94 percent, according to data released by the health directorate.

The official figures put the recovery rate at 74.59 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.43 percent.

Globally, over 31.88 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 976,789 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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