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Bangladesh logs 3 virus deaths, 312 cases in a day

  • News Desk, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2021-11-24 16:18:21 BdST

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Authorities administer Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses to Korail slum residents on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

Bangladesh has registered three new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,961.

The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,574,948 as 312 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to 8 am on Wednesday, according to the latest government data.

Dhaka recorded the most cases among the eight divisions, logging 244 infections.

Nationwide, another 338 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,539,193.

As many as 21,002 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 1.49 percent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.73 percent and the mortality rate at 1.78 percent.

Globally, over 258.90 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 5.16 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.