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12:00 AM, March 07, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:14 AM, March 07, 2021

10 more die, 540 infected with Covid

Bangladesh recorded 10 more coronavirus-related deaths and 540 new cases in 24 hours till yesterday morning, showing a slight fall in daily infection rate.

Some 822 people have recovered from the virus infection during the same period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

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With the fresh cases, the number of total cases rose to 549,724 in the country.

The daily infection rate stood at 4.13 percent yesterday, down from 4.63 percent the previous day. The overall infection rate slightly fell to 13.30 percent, which was 13.33 percent on Friday.

However, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.54 percent for the past few days, the DGHS said in a handout.

So far, 501,966 patients (91.31 percent) have recovered from Covid-19.

The health authorities have so far tested 41,32,113 samples, including 13,082 in the same 24-hour period.

Bangladesh reported its first novel coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18.


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