Bangladesh reports 19 new COVID cases in a day with no deaths

The caseload stands at 2,036,325 as the death toll stays unchanged at 29,430

News Desk
Published : 18 Nov 2022, 09:44 AM
Updated : 18 Nov 2022, 09:44 AM

Bangladesh has recorded 19 cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,036,325.

The death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,430, as no new fatalities were registered in the 24-hour count, according to the latest government data released on Friday.

As many as 2,880 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 0.66 percent.

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

Another 96 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,984,486.The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.45 percent and the mortality rate at 1.45 percent.

Globally, over 637.08 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.61 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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