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7 Covid deaths, 199 new cases

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After seeing a deathless day from Covid-19, Bangladesh on Sunday reported 199 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight seven lives.

Earlier, on Saturday, the country reported no Covid-19 death for the first time in around 20 months as the country recorded zero daily COVID-19 death on July 3 last year.

The country reported 1.16 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 17,135 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 the district is 192 while five Covid-19 deaths were reported during the period.

The official tally showed that the virus killed 27,953 people and infected 15,74,088 so far, the statement added. The recovery count rose to 15,38,198 after another 192 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.72 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.78 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.

The DGHS said among the total 27,953 fatalities, 12,198 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,675 in Chattogram, 2,049 in Rajshahi, 3,605 in Khulna, 946 in Barishal, 1,270 in Sylhet, 1,366 in Rangpur and 844 in Mymensingh divisions.

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