Bangladesh has registered 51 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,058.
The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,536,341 as 1,901 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to 8:00 am on Wednesday, according to the latest government data, reports bdnews24.com.
Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging 20 fatalities and 1,318 infections. Chattogram tallied 11 deaths and 234 cases.
Nationwide, another 3,873 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,490,541.
As many as 28,615 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 6.64 per cent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.02 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.76 per cent.
Globally, over 225.87 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 4.65 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.