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78 COVID-19 deaths, 4636 fresh cases

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Bangladesh on Monday reported 4,636 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 78 lives, said Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 78 COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 13,626.

The tally of infections has surged to 856,304 as 4,636 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours and 78 people died of COVID-19 during the period, DGHS said in its statement.

It said 19.27 percent of the 24,057 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 7,85,482 after another 2,827 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 91.73 percent recovered, while 1.59 percent died.

It said 23 out of the 78 people died in Dhaka division alone and 56 of them were male while 22 were female and added that one is in his 20s, seven are in their 30s, eight in their 40s, 23 in their 50s and 39 are above 60 years.

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.

The country recorded 7,626 COVID-19 cases on April 7 this year, the highest daily spike since the outbreak of the pandemic, it added.

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