Bangladesh reports 549 new COVID cases, 2 deaths in a day

The caseload stands at 2,028,114 as the death toll hits 29,374

Published : 5 Oct 2022, 12:26 PM
Updated : 5 Oct 2022, 12:26 PM

Bangladesh has recorded 549 cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,028,114.

The death toll from the disease rose by two to 29,374 over the 24-hour period, according to the latest government data released on Wednesday.

As many as 3,961 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 13.86 percent.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 425 infections.

Another 293 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,967,369.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97 percent and the mortality rate at 1.45 percent.

Globally, over 619.23 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.55 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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