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Bangladesh Covid-19 cases rise to 382,959; toll at 5,593

People walk on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka, Oct 15 (UITV/IANS)- Bangladesh reported 1,684 new Covid-19 cases and 16 new deaths on Wednesday, pushing the tally to 382,959 and death toll to 5,593, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

The official data showed that 14,411 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh, Xinhua news agency reported.

The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 297,449 including 1,576 new recoveries on Wednesday, said the DGHS.

According to the official data, the Covid-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh is now 1.46 per cent and the current recovery rate is 77.67 per cent.

Bangladesh recorded the highest daily new cases of 4,019 on July 2 and the highest number of deaths of 64 on June 30.