Bangladesh reports 614 new COVID cases, five deaths in a day

The caseload stands at 2,018,829 as the death toll hits 29,345

Turaj Ahmad
Published : 20 Sept 2022, 10:41 AM
Updated : 20 Sept 2022, 10:41 AM

Bangladesh has recorded 614 cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,018,829.

The death toll from the disease rose by five to 29,345 over the 24-hour period, according to the latest government data released on Tuesday.

As many as 4,825 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 12.73 percent.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 494 infections.

Another 283 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,961,260.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.15 percent and the mortality rate at 1.45 percent.

Globally, over 612.41 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.52 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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