Bangladesh reports 40 new COVID cases, no deaths

A woman gives her sample for a COVID-19 test at a booth run by the DGHS and BRAC at Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal Community Centre in Dhaka's Madhubagh on Saturday, Apr 24, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi
Bangladesh has registered 40 cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,953,447.

But no new fatalities were registered in the 24-hour count, keeping the death toll from the disease unchanged at 29,130, according to the latest government data released on Sunday.

As many as 5,055 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 35 infections.

Another 215 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,902,422.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.39 percent and the mortality rate at 1.49 percent.

Globally, over 528.72 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.