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Daily COVID update

5 virus deaths, 244 fresh cases in a day

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:39 PM, 18 November 2021   Updated: 05:00 PM, 18 November 2021

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Bangladesh today reported five more deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic while 244 fresh cases were diagnosed in the span of 24 hours.

With the latest figures, the deaths toll from the virus rose to 27,939 people while the overall caseload stood at 15,73,458, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement today.

Dhaka recorded the most cases among the eight divisions, logging 179 fresh COVID cases.

As many as 19,507 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours (till 8 am today), yielding a virus positivity rate of 1.25 percent. Besides, the total positivity rate stands at 13.88 percent.

The recovery count rose to 15,37,518 after another 294 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.72 percent of Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.78 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.