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218 Covid-19 cases, two deaths reported in 24 hours

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Bangladesh has recorded 218 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,008,500.

The death toll from the disease climbed by two in 24 hours to 29,312, according to the latest government data released on Friday, reports

As many as 4,588 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 4.75 per cent.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 130 infections.

Another 350 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,950,387.

Globally, over 588.48 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.43 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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