Bangladesh reports 17 new COVID cases in a day with no deaths

The caseload stands at 2,038,478 as the death toll stays unchanged at 29,446

Published : 14 May 2023, 11:36 AM
Updated : 14 May 2023, 11:36 AM

Bangladesh has recorded 17 new cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,038,478.

The death toll from the disease stayed unchanged at 29,446 over the 24-hour period, according to the latest government data released on Sunday.

As many as 1,045 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 1.63 percent.

The latest infections were reported in the Dhaka, Mymensingh and Rajshahi divisions.

Another 19 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,005,924.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 98.40 percent and the mortality rate at 1.44 percent.

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