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Bangladesh reports 20 COVID-19 deaths, 4,73,855 total recoveries

19 January 2021, 4:48:05

Bangladesh recorded 20 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 702 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 4,73,855 after another 682 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

“Twenty more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 7,942,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 5,29,031 as 702 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 15,097 samples were tested at 199 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 4.65 percent tested positive, while 15.18 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 89.57 percent patients have recovered, while 1.50 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.

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