Bangladesh logs 17 more Covid cases

A transport worker sanitizes a child's hands on a public bus amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22 June 2020Reuters file photo

Bangladesh reported 17 more Covid cases in the 24 hours till Saturday morning, reports UNB.

With the new numbers, the country's total caseload rose to 2,036,777, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

However, the official death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,436 as no new fatalities were reported.

The daily case test positivity rose to 1.25 percent from Friday's 1.14 percent as 1,355 samples were tested during the period.

The mortality and recovery rates remained unchanged at 1.45 percent and 97.53 percent, respectively.

In November, the country reported 10 Covid-linked deaths and 1,345 cases in total.

Bangladesh registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on 28 July last year and daily fatalities of 264 on 264 August the same year.