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44 Covid-19 deaths, 2,322 fresh cases

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Bangladesh’s on Tuesday recorded 2,322 fresh cases from Covid-19, taking the total confirmed cases to 8,15,282.

With the increase of 17.9 per cent in a single day, the overall infection rate now stands at 13.40 per cent.

In the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, 44 people died from the virus infection, taking the total fatalities to 12,913.

On Monday, the country saw 30 Covid deaths and 38 the day before yesterday.

Health authorities also reported 2,062 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,55,302 according to data released by the government.

In the last 24 hours, 19,165 samples were tested across the country where 2,322 were found positive for the virus.

Among the 44 deaths, 27 were male and 17 female. Of them one was between 10-20 years old, four were between 31-40 years old, three within 41-50, 10 between 51-60 and 26 were above 60 years old.

The infection rate is 12.12 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the total positivity rate stands 13.40 percent.

So far, the recovery rate is 92.64 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.58 per cent.

China reported first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province, on January 11 last year.

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

According to Worldometer’s Covid-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 37,53,859 people globally and infected 17,44,31,781 while 15,77,06,141 made recovery as of today afternoon.

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