Bangladesh logs 4 virus deaths, 277 cases in a day

Seating will be available for passengers taking COVID-19 tests at the new lab under construction on the second floor of the car park at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove
Bangladesh has registered four new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 28,005.

The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,577,720 as 277 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to 8 am on Monday, according to the latest government data.

Dhaka recorded the most cases among the eight divisions, logging 219 infections.

Nationwide, another 326 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,542,600.

As many as 19,237 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 1.44 percent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.77 percent and the mortality rate at 1.78 percent.

Globally, over 265.95 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 5.25 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.