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17 Covid deaths, 15,527 new cases

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Bangladesh has reported 17 more deaths and 15,527 more cases of Covid-19 infection in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Wednesday.

The number of infection was the daily highest since July last year.

Besides, the positivity was recorded 31.64 per cent as the health officials tested 49,275 samples across the country.

It was stated in a regular press release on Covid-19 situation sent by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Wednesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, Bangladesh registered 16,033 cases and a positivity rate of 32.40 per cent, which were the second highest daily Covid cases and positivity rate since the outbreak hit the country in 2020.

With the latest figures, the death toll reached 28,273 and the case tally climbed to 17,31,524 in the country.

Among the deaths, 10 were reported in the Dhaka division, four in Chattogram, and one each in Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Khulna divisions.

Also, 1,052 patients were declared Covid free during the 24 hours period with the recovery rate of 90.52 per cent.

Bangladesh reported its first Covid case on March 8, 2020 and the maiden death on March 18 in the same year.

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