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Bangladesh reports 1,682 virus cases, 37 deaths in 24 hours

| Updated: May 08, 2021 10:35:20


With the coronavirus-induced restrictions relaxed, buses dominate the road in Gulistan area of the city on Thursday — FE photo by Shafiqul Alam With the coronavirus-induced restrictions relaxed, buses dominate the road in Gulistan area of the city on Thursday — FE photo by Shafiqul Alam

Bangladesh has registered 37 new fatalities from the coronavirus, the lowest daily count since Mar 28, taking the death toll to 11,833.

The caseload jumped by 1,682 in last 24 hours till 8:00 am on Friday to 770,842, according to the latest government data, reports bdnews24.com.

Another 2,178 people recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in hospital care, bringing the tally of recoveries to 704,341.

As many as 17,013 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 9.89 percent.

The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 91.37 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.54 percent.

Globally, over 156.10 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 3.25 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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