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6 COVID-19 deaths, 368 fresh cases

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Bangladesh today reported 368 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight six lives.

“The country reported 1.80 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 20,393 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, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of Dhaka district is 213 while no COVID-19 death was reported during the same period.

The official tally showed the virus killed 27,778 people and infected 15,66,664 so far, it added.

The recovery count rose to 15,29,549 after another 481 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 97.63 percent recovered, while 1.77 percent died.

The DGHS said among the total 27,791 fatalities, 12,119 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 5,640 in Chattogram, 2,038 in Rajshahi, 3,587 in Khulna, 943 in Barishal, 1,261 in Sylhet, 1,362 in Rangpur and 841 in Mymensingh division.

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