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Bangladesh’s daily Covid-19 cases keep crossing 1,000-mark

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Bangladesh’s daily Covid-19 cases continued to pass the 1,000-mark for the last four days with the country reporting 1,014 new cases in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning.

Twelve more Covid-19-related deaths were reported during the period, putting the mortality rate at 1.53%, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily percentage of people testing positive for the virus surged past 5% a few days back after a month of downtrend. The infection rate stood at 6.26% on Saturday after a slight fall from 6.62% on Friday.

However, the country’s daily Covid-19 cases stayed below the 1,000-mark before Wednesday when the daily Covid-19 cases rose to 1,018.

Before that, a daily caseload of above 1,000-mark – 1,071 cases – were recorded on January 10.

With the new numbers, the death toll went up to 8,527 and total infections to 556,236, the DGHS said.

However, 1,138 people recovered from Covid-19 during the same period.

So far, 510,310 patients – 91.74% – have recovered in the country since the first cases were reported on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18 in the same year.

The country’s health authorities have so far tested 4,248,345 samples, including 16,206 in the past 24 hours.

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