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The daily coronavirus infection rate in Bangladesh fell to 2.68per cent on Tuesday after the health authorities reported 396 fresh cases until Tuesday morning, reports UNB.

Thirteen new COVID-19 related deaths were also confirmed, taking the local tally to 8,298. So far, 541,434 cases have been confirmed in the country, data released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) showed.

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

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The daily coronavirus infection rate was 3.15per cent on Monday, while the overall infection rate stood at 13.97percent. The figure is expected to fall further as a mass countrywide coronavirus vaccination drive has been going on.

But the mortality rate remained at 1.53 percent for the past few days, including Tuesday, said the handout.

So far, 488,621 patients (90.25per cent) have recovered from coronavirus.

As of now, 3,877,042 samples have been tested, including 14,788 in the past 24 hours.

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