Bangladesh reports 14 new virus deaths, lowest in 2 months

  • News Desk,
    Published: 2021-01-13 16:15:22 BdST

Customers checking kites at a shop in Old Dhaka's Shankharibazar ahead o the Shakrain festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

Bangladesh has registered 14 new fatalities from the coronavirus, the lowest daily count in two months, taking the death toll to 7,833.

The tally of infections climbed to 524,910 after 890 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 am Wednesday, according to data released by the government.

Another 841 patients recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in hospital care in the same period, bringing the total to 469,522.

As many as 15,727 samples were tested at 199 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 5.66 percent.

The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 89.45 percent while the mortality rate stands at 1.49 percent.

Globally, over 91.65 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 1.96 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.