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12:00 AM, May 11, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:44 AM, May 11, 2021

38 more die of Covid, 1,514 infected

Bangladesh's coronavirus fatalities are nearing another grim milestone with 38 more people dying from the virus in 24 hours until yesterday morning.

With this, the total number of fatalities reached 11,972.

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However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.54 percent for the last four days, said a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Meanwhile, 1,514 new cases were detected in the 24-hour period after testing 16,848 samples, pushing up the total case count to 775,027.

Bangladesh has so far carried out 5,647,742 tests.

The daily infection rate rose to 8.99 percent from 8.19 percent a day ago.

After a massive upsurge, the number of daily cases fell below 2,000 since May 1.

However, the number of tests as well as new cases has declined from May 4, according to corona.gov.bd.

The DGHS handout said 2,115 patients recovered in 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 91.90 percent.

The country reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month.


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