Fri, 01 Jul 2022

DHAKA, June 22 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh is seeing a surge in COVID-19 infections, with 1,135 new cases being reported on Wednesday, the highest in about four months.

One COVID-19 death was recorded over the past 24 hours.

To date, Bangladesh has recorded 1,959,209 cases of COVID-19 and 29,134 deaths, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

Some 8,536 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across the country, with the daily positivity rate jumping to 13.30 percent, official data showed.

The total number of recovered patients stood at 19,06,105, including 122 new recoveries, said the DGHS.

According to official data, the COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh is now 1.49 percent and the current recovery rate is 97.29 percent.

Against this backdrop, private and public testing facilities in the capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country have been witnessing a rush of people in recent days.

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