Bangladesh reports 2 virus deaths, 155 cases in a day

People line up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Nagar Matrisadan in Moghbazar’s Noyatola on Thursday, Nov 4, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi
Bangladesh has registered two new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,975.

The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,575,579 as 155 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to 8 am on Saturday, according to the latest government data.

Dhaka recorded the most cases among the eight divisions, logging 122 infections. It also recorded the only two fatalities.

Nationwide, another 188 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,540,018.

As many as 13,462 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 1.15 percent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.74 percent and the mortality rate at 1.78 percent.

Globally, over 260.75 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 5.19 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.