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COVID-19: 27 deaths, 835 cases reported in 24 hrs

Published 6:19 pm | January 03, 2021

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Online Desk ; With the deaths of 27 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Sunday, Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death count now stands at 7,626.
During this timeline, 835 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 5,16,019.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of DGHS, on Sunday afternoon.

Health authorities also reported 978 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,60,598.

In the last 24 hours, 180 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 10,867 samples and tested 10,925.

With this, a total of 32,60,327 samples were tested in the country.

Among the newly deceased, 16 were men and the rest 11 were women. Of them, 15 are from Dhaka, one from Khulna, four from Rajshahi, two from Sylhet, three from Rangpur, two from Mymensingh divisions respectively.

Three of the deceased were between 41-50 years old, five within 51-60 and 19 were above 60 years old, according to the press release.

The infection rate is 7.64 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 15.83 per cent.

So far, the recovery rate is 89.83 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.48 per cent.

Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

According to Worldometer’s COVID-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 18,44,848 people globally and infected 8,50,32,215 as of Sunday afternoon.

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