Bangladesh reports 28 new COVID cases, no deaths

The government has confirmed 28 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,953,407.

With no new fatalities registered in the 24-hour count, the death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,130, according to the latest government data released on Saturday.

As many as 3,356 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 0.83 percent.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka recorded the highest number of cases, with 20 infections.

Another 191 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,902,207.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.38 percent and the mortality rate at 1.49 percent.

Globally, over 528.43 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 6.28 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.