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Bangladesh logs 26 more virus deaths, 1,544 new cases in a day

| Updated: September 20, 2020 21:21:48

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Bangladesh has registered 26 more deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a day, taking the body count to 4,939.

The caseload surged to 348,916 after 1,544 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 8 am Sunday, the government said.

The number of recoveries outpaced fresh cases in the same period as another 2,179 patients recovered through treatment at home and in hospital care. It brings the total so far to 256,565, reports bdnews24.com.

A total of 11,591 samples were tested at 97 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 13.32 per cent, data from the health directorate showed.

The official figures put the recovery rate at 73.53 per cent while the mortality rate stands at 1.42 per cent.

Globally, over 30.79 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 957,192 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.

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