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Bangladesh reports 3,629 virus cases, 88 deaths in 24 hours

| Updated: April 24, 2021 09:20:58


Despite a high Covid-19 fatality rate, people's movement continued to increase in the city. The photo was taken from Mahakhali in the city on Thursday, the first day of the countrywide extended hard lockdown on Thursday. —Focus Bangla Photo Despite a high Covid-19 fatality rate, people's movement continued to increase in the city. The photo was taken from Mahakhali in the city on Thursday, the first day of the countrywide extended hard lockdown on Thursday. —Focus Bangla Photo

Bangladesh has registered 88 new fatalities from the coronavirus in a day, taking the death toll to 10,869.

The caseload surged to 739,703 after 3,629 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8:00 am Friday, according to data released by the government, reports bdnews24.com.

Another 5,225 people recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in hospital care, bringing the tally of recoveries to 647,674.

As many as 25,896 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 14 per cent.

The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 87.56 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.47 per cent.

Globally, over 144.77 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 3.07 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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