Bangladesh reports 50 new COVID cases, no deaths

People pay their respects to relatives who died of COVID-19 at Dhaka’s Rayer Bazar graveyard on Saturday, Mar 20, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi
Bangladesh has registered 50 cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,953,188.

But no new fatalities were registered in the 24-hour count, keeping the death toll from the disease unchanged at 29,127, according to the latest government data released on Friday.

As many as 6,313 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 0.79 percent.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka recorded the highest number of cases, with 45 infections.

Another 221 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,900,575.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.31 percent and the mortality rate at 1.49 percent.

Globally, over 524.05 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 6.27 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.