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5 new Covid cases with zero death recorded last in 24hrs

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Published: 17:11, 20 March 2023  
5 new Covid cases with zero death recorded last in 24hrs

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The health authorities recorded a total of five new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours till Monday morning.

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 Monday afternoon.

The infection rate of the virus stood at 0.24 percent which was 0.49 percent a day ago, said the DGHS in the handout.

With the updated data, the death toll of the virus remains unchanged at 29,445 while the caseload rose to 20,37,974 as of Monday, said the DGHS.

The health department diagnosed the new cases after testing 2,071, samples at 885 government-authorised laboratories during the same period across the country.

Meanwhile, some nine people were released from the virus-related illness, pushing the total number of recoveries to 20,08,730.

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

Of the total five new cases, four were recorded from Dhaka division while one from Rajshahi division during the 24 hours period.

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, 19, 865 deaths caused by the virus so far and 68,25, 46, 389 cases worldwide.