Bangladesh reports 11 new COVID cases, 1 death in a day

The caseload stands at 2,037,647 as the death toll climbs to 29,444

Published : 8 Feb 2023, 11:00 AM
Updated : 8 Feb 2023, 11:00 AM

Bangladesh has recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,037,647.

The death toll from the disease climbed by one to 29,444 over the 24-hour period, according to the latest government data released on Wednesday.

As many as 2,622 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 0.42 percent.

Dhaka logged the highest number of cases among the eight divisions, with 10 infections

Another 292 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,995,094.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.91 percent and the mortality rate at 1.45 percent.

Globally, over 672.10 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.84 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.