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Bangladesh reports 1,386 virus cases, 56 deaths in 24 hours

| Updated: May 10, 2021 11:41:03


With Eid drawing nearer, shoppers throng markets in the city to buy dresses for their near and dear ones. The photo was taken at Gausia Market in the city on Saturday —FE Photo With Eid drawing nearer, shoppers throng markets in the city to buy dresses for their near and dear ones. The photo was taken at Gausia Market in the city on Saturday —FE Photo

Bangladesh has registered 56 new fatalities from the coronavirus in a day, taking the death toll to 11,934.

The caseload rose by 1,386 in a 24-hour count to 773,513, according to the latest government data released on Sunday, reports bdnews24.com.

Another 3,329 people recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in hospital care, bringing the tally of recoveries to 710,162.

As many as 16,915 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 8.19 per cent.

The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 91.81 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.54 per cent.

Globally, over 157.72 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 3.28 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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