Bangladesh reports 535 new COVID cases, 1 death in a day

The caseload stands at 2,026,212 as the death toll hits 29,369

Published : 2 Oct 2022, 10:33 AM
Updated : 2 Oct 2022, 10:33 AM

Bangladesh has recorded 535 cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,026,212.

The death toll from the disease rose by one to 29,369 over the 24-hour period, according to the latest government data released on Sunday.

As many as 3,727 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 14.35 percent.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 468 infections.

Another 476 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,966,107.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.03 percent and the mortality rate at 1.45 percent.

Globally, over 617.87 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.54 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.