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Bangladesh reports 7 COVID-19 deaths, 619 fresh cases

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Bangladesh recorded seven novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 619 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 5,00,468 after another 841 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

“Seven more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,435,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 54,85,49 as 619 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 15,985 samples were tested at 219 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 3.87 percent tested positive, while 13.36 percent cases were detected from the total tests
conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 91.23 percent patients have recovered, while 1.54 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.

Among seven deaths, five are male and two female the press release said, adding all seven are above 60 years.

According to the division-wise data, four deaths took place in Dhaka

Among the total 8,435 fatalities, 4,722 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1,551 in Chattogram division, 479 in Rajshahi division, 560 in Khulna division, 253 in Barishal division, 311 in Sylhet division, 363 in Rangpur division and 196 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.

A total of 41,05,321 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country.


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