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Bangladesh logs 7,087 coronavirus cases, 53 deaths in 24 hours

| Updated: April 04, 2021 20:35:39


Customers crowd the wholesale market of masks below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday -bdnews24.com photo Customers crowd the wholesale market of masks below the Second Buriganga Bridge in Dhaka’s Babubazar on Saturday -bdnews24.com photo

Bangladesh has logged 7,087 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest count in a day, taking the tally to 637,364.

The death toll climbed to 9,266 after 53 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Sunday, according to data released by the government, reports bdnews24.com.

Another 2,707 people recovered from COVID-19 through treatment at home and in hospital care in the same period, bringing the tally of recoveries to 552,482.

As many as 30,724 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 23.07 per cent.

The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 86.68 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.

Globally, over 130.8 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 2.84 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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