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12:00 AM, January 01, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:01 AM, January 01, 2021

28 more die from Covid

1,014 infected in a day

Covid-19 fatalities in Bangladesh surged to 7,559 with 28 more deaths recorded in 24 hours until yesterday morning.

The mortality rate stood at 1.47 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services said.

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Besides, 1,014 new cases pushed the caseload to 513,510.

So far, 457,459 patients -- 89.08 percent, with 1,389 new ones, have recovered.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The infection number reached the 500,000-mark on December 20.

The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 7,000 on December 12.

Until now, 3,227,598 tests have been carried out, including 13,204 new ones. So far, 15.91 percent of the tests turned out to be positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 3015.21 infections, 2,686.09 recoveries and 44.38 deaths per million, the DGHS said.

The government has been warning of a second wave of Covid-19 in winter and urging people to properly follow health safety measures. It has adopted a "no mask, no service" policy.

On Monday, the government announced that the country would get Covid-19 vaccines for some 45 million people by May-June next year.

"We'll get 30 million doses for 15 million people at the end of January or early February next year. Sixty million more doses for 30 million people will arrive by May-June," Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam told the media.


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