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

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Bangladesh has recorded 549 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,028,114.

The death toll from the disease rose by two to 29,374 over the 24-hour period, according to the latest government data released on Wednesday.

As many as 3,961 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 13.86 per cent, reports

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 425 infections.

Another 293 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,967,369.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.45 per cent.

Globally, over 619.23 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.55 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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