Bangladesh logs 7 virus deaths, 469 cases in a day

A healthcare worker prepares to administer a dose of coronavirus vaccine at Pallibandhu Ershad Bidyalaya centre in Banani on Wednesday, Sept 29, 2021, the second day of a special mass vaccination programme. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove
Bangladesh has registered 7 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,785.

The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,566,296 as 469 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to 8 am on Tuesday, according to the latest government data.

Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging 3 fatalities and 372 infections.

Nationwide, another 697 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,529,068.

As many as 21,308 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 2.20 percent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.2 percent and the mortality rate at 1.77 percent.

Globally, over 241.21 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 4.90 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.