Bangladesh reports 218 new COVID cases, 2 deaths in a day

The caseload stands at 2,008,500 as the death toll rises to 29,312

News Desk
Published : 12 August 2022, 11:40 AM
Updated : 12 August 2022, 11:40 AM

Bangladesh has recorded 218 cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,008,500.

The death toll from the disease climbed by two in 24 hours to 29,312, according to the latest government data released on Friday.

As many as 4,588 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 4.75 percent.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 130 infections.

Another 350 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,950,387.

Globally, over 588.48 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.43 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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