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Bangladesh sees 45 more deaths, 1285 new cases

Bangladesh reported 45 more coronavirus-related deaths with 1,285 new cases in 24 hours until yesterday morning, amid concern after the detection of the first case of highly contagious Indian coronavirus strain in the country.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said the new fatalities pushed up the country's death toll to 11,878 while the mortality rate remained static at 1.54 percent.

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Besides, the DGHS said, 1,285 new cases were detected during the period after the test of 14,703 samples, taking the total case count to 772,127.

Also, the country's infection rate fell to 8.74 percent, which was 9.89 percent a day ago, according to the DGHS.

The number of Covid-19 deaths came down to as low as 50 after over a month on Wednesday as Bangladesh saw 50 deaths earlier on April 1 and it had kept rising since then.

The body count soared to over 100 during April 16-19 and on April 25 but the daily fatalities have been falling gradually since then.

According to the DGHS, 2,492 infected people recovered in those 24 hours, putting the recovery rate at 91.54 percent.

Bangladesh has so far carried out 5,613,979 nationwide tests since reporting its first coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month.

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