Country records 1,520 new virus cases in a day, another 35 die

08 October 2020

Bangladesh has logged 1,520 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the tally so far to 373,151.
The death toll jumped to 5,440 after 35 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Wednesday, the government said. The number of recoveries outpaced active cases in the same period as another 1,798 patients recovered from COVID-19 through treatment at home and in hospital care. It brings the total to 286,631. A total of 13,032 samples were tested at 109 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 11.66 percent, according to data released by the health directorate. The official figures put the recovery rate at 76.81 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.46 percent. Globally, over 35.83 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 1.05 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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