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Bangladesh logs 9 virus deaths, 237 cases in a day

  • News Desk, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2021-11-25 17:19:23 BdST

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A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a student at Dhaka University’s Martyred Intellectual Dr Muhammad Murtaza Medical Centre on Monday, October 4, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

Bangladesh has registered nine new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,970.

The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,575,185 as 237 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to 8 am on Thursday, according to the latest government data.

Dhaka recorded the most cases among the eight divisions, logging 175 infections. It also recorded the most deaths, with six fatalities.

Nationwide, another 360 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,539,553.

As many as 18,888 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 1.25 percent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.74 percent and the mortality rate at 1.78 percent.

Globally, over 259.56 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 5.17 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.