Bangladesh logs 2,101 new Covid cases, highest in 18 weeks

| Updated: June 28, 2022 08:18:54

Bangladesh logs 2,101 new Covid cases, highest in 18 weeks

Bangladesh has registered 2,101 cases of Covid-19 in a day, the most since Feb 19, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,967,274.

Another two fatalities were registered in the 24-hour count, taking the death toll from the disease to 29,142, according to the latest government data released on Monday.

As many as 13,820 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 15.2 per cent.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka recorded the highest number of cases, with 1,900 infections, says a bdnews24.com report.

Another 179 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,906,867.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 96.93 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.48 per cent.

Globally, over 543.61 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 6.32 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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