Bangladesh reports 18 COVID cases in a day with no deaths

The caseload rises to 2,045,352 as the death toll stays unchanged at 29,476

Published : 31 August 2023, 10:43 AM
Updated : 31 August 2023, 10:43 AM

Bangladesh has recorded 18 new cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,045,352.

The death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,476 over the 24-hour period, according to the latest government data released on Thursday.

As many as 1,235 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 1.46 percent.

Dhaka logged the most cases among the eight divisions with 15.

Another 21 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,012,856.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 98.41 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.