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8 Covid deaths, 166 new cases

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Bangladesh on Saturday reported 166 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight eight lives.

The country reported 1.25 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 13,240 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement, BSS reports.

In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of Dhaka district is 88 while four COVID-19 deaths were reported during the same period.

The official tally showed the virus killed 27,862 people and infected 15,69,328 so far, it added.

The recovery count rose to 15,33,147 after another 281 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 97.69 percent recovered, while 1.78 percent died.

The DGHS said among the total 27,862 fatalities, 12,148 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 5,657 in Chattogram, 2,043 in Rajshahi, 3,597 in Khulna, 946 in Barishal, 1,265 in Sylhet, 1,363 in Rangpur and 843 in Mymensingh division.

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