Bangladesh reports five Covid-19 deaths, 1,027 positive cases

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Bangladesh today reported five Covid-19 deaths while it recorded 1,027 coronavirus positive cases during the period.

“Bangladesh reported 13.79 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 7,448 samples were tested in the last 24 hours,” a daily statement of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

During the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus infection in Dhaka city and upazilas of the district is 658 while two Covid-19 deaths were reported during the period.

The official tally showed that the virus killed 29,217 people and infected 19,92,058 so far, the statement added.

The recovery count rose to 19,17,419 after another 1,559 patients were discharged from the dedicated hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 96.25 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.47 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.

Among the 29,217 fatalities, 12,861 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,874 in Chattogram, 2,145 in Rajshahi, 3,721 in Khulna, 984 in Barishal, 1,329 in Sylhet, 1,418 in Rangpur and 885 in Mymensingh divisions.