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Bangladesh's daily COVID-19 cases exceed 2,000

27 Jun 2022, 23:49 GMT+10

DHAKA, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh reported over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking the highest daily toll of new infections in four months.

It marks the first time that the cases have surpassed the 2,000 mark since February.

Bangladesh Monday recorded two COVID-19 death with the daily test positivity rate jumping to 15.20 percent in the 24 hours till 8:00 a.m. local time.

To date, Bangladesh has recorded 1,967,274 cases including 2,101 new patients on Monday, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

The death toll reported by the DGHS rose Monday by two, to 29,142.

The official data showed that 13,820 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.

The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 19,06,867 including 179 new recoveries on Monday, said the DGHS.

According to the official data, the COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh is now 1.48 percent and the current recovery rate is 96.93 percent.

After a respite of several months, Bangladesh is again seeing a surge in fresh COVID-19 cases.

Bangladesh recorded the highest daily new cases of 16,230 on July 28, 2021 and the highest number of deaths of 264 twice on Aug. 5 and 10 last year.

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