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COVID-19 claimed 11 more lives and infected another 446 in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, showing higher rates both in death toll and infection than that of Sunday, reports UNB.

With the latest figures, the coronavirus fatalities in the country rose to 8,285 and the caseload to 541,038, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

In a handout, the DGHS said the daily coronavirus infection rate in Bangladesh rose to 3.15 per cent from Sunday's 2.53 per cent, while the overall infection rate stood at 14.01 per cent, a little bit lower than yesterday's 14.05.

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However, the mortality rate remained almost steady at 1.53 per cent for the past few days, including Monday, said the handout, adding that 487,870 patients (90.17 pc) have recovered from the virus infection so far.

As of now, 3,862,254 samples have been tested, including 14,138 in the past 24 hours.

Bangladesh reported its first Coronavirus cases on 8 March and the first death on 18 March last year.

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