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Dhaka sees 9 new Covid cases with zero death last in 24hrs

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Published: 17:37, 14 March 2023  
Dhaka sees 9 new Covid cases with zero death last in 24hrs

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The health authorities recorded a total of nine new cases of coronavirus from Dhaka division in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, showing an upward trend in the infection rate of the virus compared to that of the previous day.

However, no death caused by the virus was reported elsewhere in the country during the same period, said the Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) in a handout on Tuesday afternoon.

The infection rate of the virus climbed to 0.55 percent which was 0.33 percent a day ago, said the DGHS in the handout.

With the updated data, the death toll of the virus remained static at 29,445 while the caseload rose to 20,37,938 as of Tuesday, said DGHS.

The health department diagnosed the new cases after testing 1,642, samples at 885 government-authorised laboratories during the same period across the country.

Meanwhile, some four people were released from the virus-related illness, pushing the total number of recoveries to 20,06,693.

The mortality and recovery rate of the virus remained unchanged at 1.44 percent and 98.47 percent respectively.

Bangladesh registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28, 2022, and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 in the same year.

Since the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan province in China in 2019, the health authorities in Bangladesh confirmed the first case on March 8, 2020, and the first death on March 18 of the same year.

Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, recorded 68, 12, 907 deaths caused by the virus so far and 68,17, 07, 746 cases worldwide.