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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 42 deaths in 24 hours, another 1,897 test positive

More than 200,000 recover from the disease

Bangladesh has registered 42 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total fatalities to 4,248.

The country also logged more than 310,000 coronavirus cases with 1,897 people having tested positive over the same period.

With this development, the number of all confirmed cases so far jumped to 310,822.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 in the country with a press release on Sunday.

Of the 42 deceased, including 35 men, 18 were from Dhaka division, eight from Chittagong, seven from Khulna, five from Rangpur, three from Rajshahi, and one from Mymensingh division.

So far, 3,335 men (78.51%) and 913 women (21.49%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.37%.

The DGHS said 12,120 samples were collected from suspected Covid-19 patients in the last 24 hours.

As many as 11,934 samples were tested in the 92 authorized labs — government and private — across the country and 1,897 new patients were confirmed.

The latest figures show an infection rate of 15.90%.

To date, 1,537,749 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 20.21% so far.

The health authorities said 3044 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.

So far, 201,907 patients — 64.96% of all infected — have made full recovery across the country.

On March 8, health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus strain which was later named Sars-CoV-2.

The novel coronavirus broke out in China’s Wuhan city in late December last year and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.

The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed 847,132 lives and infected 25,190,865 people across the world till Sunday afternoon, according to Worldometer.

As many as 17,542,317 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 213 countries and territories across the planet.

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