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DGHS reports 24 more Covid-19 deaths

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News Desk :
Bangladesh saw the deaths of 20 more men and four women from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours until early Friday.
Also, 2,252 new cases were confirmed at that time, bringing the caseload to 473,991.
The fatality number reached 6,772 and the death rate stood at 1.43%, said the Directorate General of Health Services.
Bangladesh is the 26th worst-affected country in
the world considering the number of cases, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
So far, 390,951 patients - 82.48% - including 2,572 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 crossed 6,000 on November 4.
Up to now, 2,836,411 tests have been carried out, including 15,430 new ones. The daily infection rate rose to 14.59% and the overall rate stood at 16.71%.
Bangladesh is experiencing 2783.16 infections, 2295.57 recoveries, and 39.76 deaths per million.

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