Bangladesh`s coronavirus death toll surpasses 8,000
23 January 2021 ONLINE DESK
The death toll from the coronavirus in Bangladesh has crossed 8,000 after 22 fatalities were registered in the latest daily count.
Another 436 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 am Saturday, taking the caseload so far to 531,326, according to data released by the government.
The number of recoveries in the same period was 338, bringing the total to 475,899.
As many as 11,115 samples were tested at 200 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 3.92 percent.
The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 89.57 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.50 percent.