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Bangladesh sees lowest virus cases in nine months

Bangladesh has logged 363 new coronavirus cases, the lowest daily count in over nine months, to take the tally of infections so far to 534,770.

The death toll climbed to 8,111 after 17 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Saturday, according to data released by the government, reports bdnews24.com.

Another 337 patients recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in hospital care, bringing the tally of recoveries to 479,297.

As many as 12,084 samples were tested at 204 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 3 percent.

The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 89.63 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.52 percent.

Globally, over 102 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 2.2 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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