Bangladesh reports 708 new COVID cases, 1 death in a day

The caseload stands at 2,025,197 as the death toll hits 29,363

News Desk
Published : 30 Sept 2022, 10:35 AM
Updated : 30 Sept 2022, 10:35 AM

Bangladesh has recorded 708 cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,025,197.

The death toll from the disease rose by one to 29,363 over the 24-hour period, according to the latest government data released on Friday.

As many as 4,828 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 14.66 percent, higher than the average rate since the beginning of the pandemic.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 544 infections.

Another 687 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,965,188.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.04 percent and the mortality rate at 1.45 percent.

Globally, over 617.26 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.