Bangladesh has recorded 21 fatalities and 2,111 new cases of the novel coronavirus in last 24 hour.
The death toll climbed to 6,275 while the number of infected people reached 438,795, according to the latest government data.
Another 1,893 patients recovered from the disease at home and in hospital care, bringing the total to 354,788.
As many as 16,469 samples were tested at 117 authorised labs in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 12.82 per cent, according to data released by the health directorate.
The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 80.86 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.43 percent.
Globally, over 55.64 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 1.33 million have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
The number of reported global daily deaths from the coronavirus stood at 10,816 on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, the highest single-day death count as the virus’s global epicentre the United States entered winter.
The previous record of global daily deaths was 10,733, registered on Nov 4, according to the Reuters tally.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019, reports ndnews24.com.
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