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82 Covid deaths, 3,641 new cases

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Bangladesh on Sunday reported 3,641 new Coronavirus cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 82 lives, according to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 82 Coronavirus patients died in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the virus to 13,548. The total cases of infection have surged to 851,668 as 3,641 new cases were confirmed during the period.

It said 16.38 percent of the 22,231 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 528 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 7,82,655 after another 2,509 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 91.90 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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