Bangladesh reports 369 virus cases, 16 deaths in a day

Bangladesh has recorded 369 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 535,139.
The death toll climbed to 8,127 after 16 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Sunday, according to data released by the government.

Another 447patients recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in hospital care, bringing the tally of recoveries to 479,744.

As many as 12,225 samples were tested at 204 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 3.02 percent.

The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 89.65 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.52 percent.

Globally, over 102.61 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 2.22 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.