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Bangladesh reports 16 COVID-19 deaths, 443 fresh cases

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Bangladesh recorded 16 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 443 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 4,89,254 after another 633 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

“Sixteen more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,314,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 5,41,877 as 443 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 16,612 samples were tested at 214 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 2.67 percent tested positive, while 13.92 percent cases were detected from the total tests
conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 90.29 percent patients have recovered, while 1.53 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.

Among the 16 deaths, twelve are male and four female, the press release said, adding four are in their 40s, four in their 50s, while eight are above 60 years.

According to the division-wise data, twelve deaths took place in Dhaka
division and rests are in other divisions.

Among the total 8,314 fatalities, 4,643 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1,521 in Chattogram division, 474 in Rajshahi division, 558 in Khulna division, 251 in Barishal division, 310 in Sylhet division, 361 in Rangpur division and 196 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.

A total of 38,93,654 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country.


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