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Bangladesh logs record 5,358 Covid-19 cases, 52 deaths

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:49 PM, 31 March 2021   Updated: 07:20 PM, 31 March 2021

Bangladesh logs record 5,358 Covid-19 cases, 52 deaths

Bangladesh logs record 5,358 Covid-19 cases, 52 deaths

Bangladesh today reported 5,358 COVID-19 cases, the highest number in a single day, and it recorded 52 virus deaths, the highest number in over seven months.

With the latest, the death toll from the pandemic has risen to 9,046 while the tally of infections has surged to 6,11,295, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a press release on Tuesday (March 30, 2021).

The recovery count rose to 5,42,399 after another 2,219 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, said the release. 

A total of 26,931 samples were tested at 219 authorized laboratories across the country during the time, it added. “Of the total sample tested in the past 24 hours, 19.19 percent was positive.” 

The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.

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