COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh closer to 200,000-mark

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DHAKA, July 17 (Xinhua) — The COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh rose closer to the 200,000-mark on Friday, as the death toll surpassed 2,500.

“A total of 3,034 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 199,357,” Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana said in a briefing Friday afternoon.

According to the official, 13,460 samples were tested in the last 24 hours in labs across the country.

She said, “51 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh and total fatalities stood at 2,547.”

According to the official, the COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh stands at 1.28 percent, and the current recovery rate is 54.54 percent.

The total number of recovered patients in the country stands at 108,725 including 1,762 new recoveries, said Sultana. Enditem

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