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Bangladesh reports 1,514 virus cases, 38 deaths in 24 hours

| Updated: May 11, 2021 09:16:42


Flouting coronavirus-induced restrictions, Eid holidaymakers continue to throng Shimulia ferry terminal in Munshiganj on Sunday to go to their village homes —FE file Photo Flouting coronavirus-induced restrictions, Eid holidaymakers continue to throng Shimulia ferry terminal in Munshiganj on Sunday to go to their village homes —FE file Photo

Bangladesh has registered 38 new fatalities from the coronavirus in a day, taking the death toll to 11,972.

The caseload rose by 1,514 in a 24-hour count to 775,027, according to the latest government data released on Monday.

Another 2,115 people recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in hospital care, bringing the tally of recoveries to 712,277.

As many as 16,848 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 8.99 per cent.

The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 91.9 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.54 per cent.

Globally, over 158.34 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 3.29 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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