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14 Covid deaths, 10,906 new cases

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Covid-19 has claimed 14 more lives, while 10,906 new cases have been detected in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Sunday.

Besides, the health officials recorded a 31.29 per cent positivity rate after testing 34,854 samples across the country.

The positivity rate crossed the 30 per cent mark for the first time since July last year.

Chattogram division reported 38.64 per cent positivity rate during the same period.

On Saturday, 17 people died and 9,614 were infected across the country.

With the latest figures, the death toll reached 28,223 and the case tally increased to 16,85,136 in the country.

Among the deaths reported on Sunday, five were reported in the Dhaka division, two each in Chattogram, Sylhet and Mymensingh divisions and one each was reported in Khulna, Barishal and Rangpur divisions. Among the deaths, six were men and 8 women.

Also, 782 people were declared Covid free during the same period with the recovery rate of 92.39 per cent.

Bangladesh reported its first Covid case on March 8, 2020 and the maiden death on March 18 in the same year. The highest 264 patients died in two days–August 5 and 10–last year.

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