Bangladesh records 77 more Covid-19 deaths

Bangladesh today reported 2,955 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 77 lives.

The caseload surged to 754,614 after 2,955 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 am Wednesday, according to data released by the government.

A total of 77 COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 11,305.

The daily infection rate slipped to 10:48 percent from Tuesday’s 12.52 percent while the mortality rate remained static at 1.49 percent.

Globally, over 148.73 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 3.13 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.