Bangladesh reports 900 COVID cases, 4 deaths in a day

Bangladesh has recorded 900 cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,996,340.

The death toll from the disease climbed by four in 24 hours to 29,234, according to the latest government data released on Sunday. As many as 8,091 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 11.12 percent. Among the eight divisions, Dhaka logged the highest number of cases, with 571 infections.

Another 1,983 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,924,960.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 96.42 percent and the mortality rate at 1.46 percent.

Globally, over 561.99 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 6.36 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.