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Corona’s latest news, Sunday, August 16th

Bangladesh on Sunday recorded 32 more COVID-19 deaths and identified 2,024 new cases amid the fluctuation of infection rates.

The rate of infection was 20.20 per cent in the 24 hours ending at 8:00am on Sunday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

The DGHS in its Sunday release said that 2,024 new cases were detected after 10,018 samples were tested across the country during the period.

With these figures, Bangladesh tallied 2,76,549 coronavirus cases with 3,657 deaths.

Bangladesh registered its first three coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death from the infection on March 18.

The DGHS said that among the 32 new deaths, 14 died in Dhaka division, six died in Rajshahi division, three each died in Chattogram and Barishal, divisions, two died in Sylhet, Rangpur and Khulna division each.

Of them, 25 were male and seven female.

Nineteen of the dead were aged above 60 years, nine between 51 and 60 years, 3 between 41 and 50 years and 1 were between 31 and 40 years.

According to the DGHS, 1, 58,950 COVID-19 patients have recovered so far, including 1,315 in the past 24 hours.

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