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Bangladesh reports 518 fresh cases, 17 deaths from Covid-19

Bangladesh reports 518 fresh cases, 17 deaths from Covid-19

Bangladesh on Wednesday (Oct 13) reported 518 Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 17 lives. The country reported 2.34 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 22,153 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its daily statement.

In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of Dhaka district is 357 while four Covid-19 deaths were reported during the same period.

The official tally showed the virus killed 27,730 people and infected 15,64,019 so far, it added.

The recovery count rose to 15,25,673 after another 505 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 97.54 percent recovered, while 1.77 percent died.

The DGHS said among the total 27,730 fatalities, 12,094 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 5,625 in Chattogram, 2032 in Rajshahi, 3,578 in Khulna, 943 in Barishal, 1,258 in Sylhet, 1,361 in Rangpur and 839 in Mymensingh division.