Bangladesh logs 1,190 new cases in a day, the lowest in 16 weeks

Bangladesh has recorded 1,190 new cases of the COVID-19 in a day, the lowest since May 29, taking the total caseload from the disease to 1,541,300.

Published : 18 Sept 2021, 11:30 AM
Updated : 18 Sept 2021, 11:31 AM

The country also registered 35 new deaths from the coronavirus in the 24 hours to 8 am on Saturday, taking the total toll to 27,182, according to the latest government data.

Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging 19 fatalities and 676 new infections.

Nationwide, another 1,645 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,498,654.

As many as 19,668 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 6.05 percent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.23 percent and the mortality rate at 1.76 percent.

Globally, over 227.71 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 4.68 million have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

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