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Bangladesh logs 6 virus deaths in a day, the lowest in over half a year

  • News Desk,
    Published: 2021-10-16 16:59:41 BdST

Bangladesh has registered six new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, the lowest since Mar 11, taking the total toll to 27,752.

The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,565,174 as 293 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to 8 am Saturday, the lowest in a day since May 15, according to the latest government data.

Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging 3 fatalities and 202 infections.

Nationwide, another 442 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,527,333.

As many as 15,580 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 1.88 percent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.58 percent and the mortality rate at 1.77 percent.

Globally, over 240.11 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 4.89 million have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.