Bangladesh reports 212 new COVID cases in a day, no deaths

The caseload stands at 2,009,434 as the death toll remains unchanged at 29,314

Published : 17 August 2022, 10:49 AM
Updated : 17 August 2022, 10:49 AM

Bangladesh has recorded 212 cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,009,434.

But no new fatalities were registered in the 24-hour count and the death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,314, according to the latest government data released on Wednesday.

As many as 4,666 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 4.54 percent.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 162 infections.

Another 539 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,952,504.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.17 percent and the mortality rate at 1.46 percent.

Globally, over 592.32 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.44 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.

Toufique Imrose Khalidi
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