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1,383 new virus cases, 43 deaths recorded in 24 hours

| Updated: September 20, 2021 09:57:19


People gather on the road in front of the Uttar Mugda Matrisadan in the city on Saturday to get Covid jabs. However, the social distancing norm is not being followed, leaving them at the risk of contracting the virus. —FE photo People gather on the road in front of the Uttar Mugda Matrisadan in the city on Saturday to get Covid jabs. However, the social distancing norm is not being followed, leaving them at the risk of contracting the virus. —FE photo

Bangladesh has registered 43 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,225.

The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,542,683 as 1,383 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to 8 am on Sunday, according to the latest government data, reports bdnews24.com.

Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging 19 fatalities and 916 infections.

Nationwide, another 2,887 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,501,541.

As many as 24,623 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 5.62 per cent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.33 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.76 per cent.

Globally, over 228.24 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and nearly 4.69 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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