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10 COVID-19 deaths, 243 fresh cases

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Bangladesh today reported 243 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 10 lives.

“The country reported 1.51 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 16,088 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 146 while two COVID-19 deaths were reported during the same period.

The official tally showed the virus killed 27,801 people and infected 15,66,907 so far, it added.

The recovery count rose to 15,30,083 after another 534 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 97.65 percent recovered, while 1.77 percent died.

The DGHS said among the total 27,801 fatalities, 12,122 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 5,644 in Chattogram, 2,038 in Rajshahi, 3,588 in Khulna, 944 in Barishal, 1,261 in Sylhet, 1,362 in Rangpur and 842 in Mymensingh division.

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