Covid claims three lives, infects 1,790 more 

| Updated: July 08, 2022 08:22:55

Covid claims three lives, infects 1,790 more 

Bangladesh has recorded 1,790 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,986,490. 

The death toll from the disease climbed by three in 24 hours to 29,188, according to the latest government data released on Thursday. 

As many as 10,822 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 16.54 per cent, higher than the average rate since the beginning of the pandemic, reports bdnews24.com. 

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 1,303 infections. 

Another 678 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,910,477. 

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 96.17 percent and the mortality rate at 1.47 per cent. 

Globally, over 552.56 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.34 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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