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Bangladesh records 1,699 corona cases, 16 deaths in 24 hrs

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Health Desk-10 Nov, 2020: Sixteen more patients died from Covid-19 infection in the past 24 hours till this morning, raising the total fatalities in the country to 6,108, according to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The number of Covid-19 cases rose to 4,23,620 as 1,699 new cases were reported in the period, DGHS said in a press release on Tuesday afternoon.

The death rate stood at 1.44 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

So far, 341,416 patients -- 80.59 percent -- including 1,648 new ones in the last 24 hours have recovered.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The infection number reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 6,000 on November 4.