Bangladesh reports 253 new COVID cases, two deaths in a day
Bangladesh has recorded 253 cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,006,899.
The death toll from the disease climbed by two in 24 hours to 29,302, according to the latest government data released on Friday, reports bdnews24.com.
As many as 5,002 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 5.06 per cent.
Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 146 infections.
Another 933 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,946,762.
The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.46 per cent.
Globally, over 582.03 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.41 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.