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1,190 new virus cases, 35 deaths reported in 24 hours

| Updated: September 19, 2021 08:43:56

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Bangladesh has recorded 1,190 new cases of the COVID-19 in a day, the lowest since May 29, taking the total caseload from the disease to 1,541,300.

The country also registered 35 new deaths from the coronavirus in the 24 hours to 8:00 am on Saturday, taking the total toll to 27,182, according to the latest government data, reports bdnews24.com.

Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging 19 fatalities and 676 new infections.

Nationwide, another 1,645 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,498,654.

As many as 19,668 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 6.05 per cent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.23 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.76 per cent.

Globally, over 227.71 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 4.68 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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