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COVID-19: 2,322 new cases, 44 deaths recorded in 24 hours

| Updated: June 09, 2021 08:22:21


The Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital in Dhaka has set up a unit with a separate entrance for COVID-19 patients. Photo: bdnews24.com The Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital in Dhaka has set up a unit with a separate entrance for COVID-19 patients. Photo: bdnews24.com

Bangladesh has recorded 2,322 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily count since April 29, taking the tally of infections to 815,282.

The death toll jumped to 12,913 after 44 people died from the illness in a 24-hour count, the most in a month, according to the latest government data released on Tuesday, reports bdnews24.com.

Another 2,062 people recovered from the coronavirus infection at home and in hospital care during that time, bringing the total to 755,302.

As many as 19,165 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 12.12 per cent.

The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 92.64 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.58 per cent.

Globally, over 173.64 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 3.73 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.

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