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Bangladesh records 1699 new cases, 16 deaths from Covid-19

Bangladesh reported 1,699 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours until Tuesday, raising the caseload to 423,620.

Besides, 16 more patients died from the virus infection during the period which took the fatalities to 6,108.

The death rate stood at 1.44 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

So far, 341,416 patients — 80.59 percent — including 1,648 new ones in the last 24 hours have recovered.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The infection number reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 6,000 on November 4.

Until now, 2,470,164 tests have been carried out, including 13,520 new ones, and 17.15 percent of the patients turned out to be positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 2487.40 infections, 2004.72 recoveries, and 35.86 deaths per million.

As of now, 3,190 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,205 in Chattogram, 374 in Rajshahi, 480 in Khulna, 205 in Barishal, 256 in Sylhet, 270 in Rangpur, and 128 in Mymensingh.

Source: United News of Bangladesh