Bangladesh reports one Covid death, 170 fresh cases

Thursday, 18 August 2022

Bangladesh has recorded 170 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,009,604.

The death toll from the disease climbed by one in 24 hours to 29,315, according to the latest government data released on Thursday.

As many as 4,824 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 3.52 per cent, reports bdnews24.com.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 116 infections.

Another 334 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,952,838.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.18 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.46 per cent.

Globally, over 593.28 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.44 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.