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12:00 AM, May 10, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:36 AM, May 10, 2021

Covid death toll nears 12k

56 more die, 1,386 infected

Bangladesh reported 56 more coronavirus-related deaths and 1,386 new cases in 24 hours until yesterday morning.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said the latest fatalities took the country's death toll to 11,934 while the mortality rate remained static at 1.54 percent.

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Besides, the DGHS said, the new cases were detected after testing 16,915 samples, pushing up the total case count to 773,513.  Bangladesh has so far carried out 5,630,894 tests.

After a massive upsurge, the number of daily cases fell below 2,000 since May 1. There has been a steady decline in the number of tests since April 28. The number of testes rose again over 20,000 on May 4, 5, and 6, according to corona.gov.bd.

The daily infection rate fell to 8.19 percent, which was 8.74 percent a day before, according to the DGHS.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths came down to as low as 50 after over a month on Wednesday.

Bangladesh saw 50 deaths on April 1 and it had kept rising since then.

The daily death toll soared to over 100 on April 16-19 and on April 25 but has been falling gradually since then.

According to the DGHS, 3,329 patients recovered in the past 24 hours, putting the recovery rate at 91.81 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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