Bangladesh reports 18 new COVID cases in a day, no deaths

A suspected patient gives swab sample at Mugda Medical College Hospital in Dhaka for a coronavirus test on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022.
Bangladesh has registered 18 new cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,952,957.

The government recorded no deaths in the 24-hour count, keeping the total toll from the disease unchanged at 29,127, according to the latest data released on Friday.

As many as 4,004 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 0.45 percent.

Dhaka registered 12 cases, the most among the eight divisions.

Another 327 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,898,930.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.23 percent and the mortality rate at 1.49 percent.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.