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30 die from corona, 2,686 infected in 24 hrs

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Staff Reporter :
Country on Saturday registered 30 deaths from coronavirus in the span of 24 hours, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said it.
"With the new deaths the total fatalities now stand at 2,304 and the death rate at 1.27 percent," Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General (Administration) of the DGHS, said in a press briefing in the capital.
She said that 2,686 people have tested positive for the fatal virus in the same span.
A total of 11,193 samples were tested in 77 laboratories across the country in the last 24 hours, she added.
As per the test reports, the current infection rate is 24 percent and the total number of infections in the country is 1,81,129.The total infection rate so far stands at 19.49 percent, she added.
Meanwhile, 1,628 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the same period across the country, the DGHS official said.
The total number of recoveries has reached 88,034 and the current recovery rate is 48.60 percent.
A total of 853 people were put under isolation in the country in the same period, Dr. Sultana said.
She said that of the deceased, 25 were males and five were females while 13 were from Dhaka, 10 from Chattogram, three from Rajshahi, three from Khulna and one from Barishal division.
Of them, three were between 31-40, three within 41-50, eight between 51-60, 12 between 61-70, three within 71-80 and one was from 81-90 years old, Dr Sultana also said.
Country's first coronavirus infection was reported on March 8 and first death on March 18.
Day by day the situation turn's worse and now it remains the 17th worst affected country in the world in terms of the number of cases.
The position is one step ahead of France and one step behind Germany, according to worldometer.info.

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