Bangladesh reports 512 COVID cases, 2 deaths in a day

The death toll rose to 28,072 after two deaths were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am on Friday, according to the latest government data.

Dhaka recorded the most cases among the eight divisions, logging 429 infections.

Nationwide, another 290 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,549,101.

As many as 18,673 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 2.74 percent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.70 percent and the mortality rate at 1.77 percent.

Globally, over 286.57 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 5.43 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.

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