Bangladesh logs 1,897 new Covid cases, five deaths

| Updated: July 02, 2022 08:27:57

Bangladesh logs 1,897 new Covid cases, five deaths

Bangladesh has recorded 1,897 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,975,682.

The death toll from the disease climbed by five in 24 hours to 29,154, according to the latest government data released on Friday.

As many as 12,389 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 15.31 per cent.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 1,554 infections, according to bdnews24.com.

Another 248 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,907,757.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 96.56 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.48 per cent.

Globally, over 547.50 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.33 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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