WORLD Bangladesh records 1,899 new COVID-19 cases, 18 more deaths

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Bangladesh records 1,899 new COVID-19 cases, 18 more deaths

Xinhua

20:03, March 19, 2021

DHAKA, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh reported 1,899 new COVID-19 cases and 18 new deaths on Friday, making the tally at 566,838 and death toll at 8,642, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

Soldiers spray disinfectant in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 2, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

The official data showed that 18,917 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.

The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 519,141 including 1,618 new recoveries on Friday, said the DGHS.

According to the official data, the COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh is now 1.52 percent and the current recovery rate is 91.59 percent.

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