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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 20 deaths, 991 new cases

Bangladesh reported 20 more deaths in the last in the 24 hours to 8 am Tuesday, taking the tally to 7,670.

In the same period, 991 new cases of the novel coronavirus recorded, taking the tally of infections so far to 517,920, according to data released by the government on Tuesday afternoon.
Another 944 patients recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in hospital care in the same period, bringing the total to 462,459.

As many as 14,462 samples were tested at 180 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 6.85 percent.

The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 89.29 percent while the mortality rate stands at 1.48 percent.

Globally, over 85.71 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 1.85 million have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.