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54 COVID-19 deaths, 3,050 new cases

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Bangladesh on Monday day reported 3,050 new Coronavirus cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 54 lives, according to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 54 Coronavirus patients died in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the virus to 13,172, said s press release of DGHS issued on Monday.

The total cases of infection has surged to 8,29,972 as 3,050 new cases were confirmed during the period.

According to DGHS information, 14.80 percent of the 20,602 samples collected in 24 hours were tested positive while the infection rate was only 2.30 percent just on February 8 this year as during the late winter season, the rate started decreasing sharply.

The samples were tested at 512 authorized medical laboratories across the country during the time as the government put in efforts to increase the number of testing centers gradually with resurgence of the pandemic.

The recovery count rose to 7,68,830 after another 2,564 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 92.63 percent recovered, while 1.59 percent died.

Bangladesh recorded the highest number of COVID-19 fatality on April 19 this year when the virus killed 112 people in a day.

The DGHS said Bangladesh’s COVID-19 confirmed cases crossed 5,000 mark on March 29, 2021 and 6,000 mark on April 1, 2021 while it surpassed 7,000 mark on April 4, 2021.

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