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Bangladesh reports 51 deaths from Covid-19

| Updated: September 17, 2021 09:45:34

Bangladesh reports 51 deaths from Covid-19

Bangladesh on Thursday reported 1,901 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed 51 lives in the last 24 hours.

"The country reported 6.64 per cent COVID-19 positive cases as 28,615 samples were tested in the past 24 hours," Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement, reports BSS.

In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus of Dhaka city and upazilas of Dhaka district is 1,101 while 14 COVID-19 deaths were reported during the same period.

The official tally showed the virus killed 27,058 people and infected 15,36,341 so far, it added.

The recovery count rose to 14,90,541 after another 3,873 patients were discharged from the hospitals in the last 24 hours.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 97.02 per cent recovered, while 1.76 per cent died.

The DGHS said among the total 27,058 fatalities, 11,767 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 5,479 in Chattogram, 2001 in Rajshahi, 3,510 in Khulna, 925 in Barishal, 1,223 in Sylhet, 1,333 in Rangpur and 820 in Mymensingh division.

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