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24 Covid deaths, 1,144 fresh cases

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Bangladesh on Thursday reported 1,144 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 24 lives.

Earlier on May 26, the country reported 22 deaths from Covid-19. As such, today’s death toll it is the lowest death in the last 119 days.

“The country reported 4.61 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 24,820 samples were tested in the past 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.

In the past 24 hours, combined figure of coronavirus of Dhaka city and upazilas of Dhaka district is 620 while seven COVID-19 deaths were reported during the same period.

The official tally showed the virus killed 27,337 people and infected 15,48,320 so far, it added.

The recovery count rose to 15,07,789 after another 1,653 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 97.38 percent recovered, while 1.77 percent died.

The DGHS said among the total 27,337 fatalities, 11,910 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 5,532 in Chattogram, 2017 in Rajshahi, 3,542 in Khulna, 930 in Barishal, 1,238 in Sylhet, 1,343 in Rangpur and 825 in Mymensingh division.

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