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Bangladesh reports 14 Covid deaths, 890 new cases in 24 hours

| Updated: January 13, 2021 19:58:48


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Bangladesh reports 14 Covid deaths, 890 new cases in 24 hours

Bangladesh has registered 14 new fatalities from the coronavirus, the lowest daily count in two months, taking the death toll to 7,833.

The tally of infections climbed to 524,910 after 890 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8:00am Wednesday, according to data released by the government.

Another 841 patients recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in-hospital care in the same period, bringing the total to 469,522.

As many as 15,727 samples were tested at 199 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 5.66 per cent.

The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 89.45 per cent while the mortality rate stands at 1.49 per cent.

Globally, over 91.65 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 1.96 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, reports bdnews24.com.

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