Dhaka: Bangladesh has reported 3,009 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 232,194, health officials said on Wednesday.Also Read - Omicron Infected Have Significant Immune Response, Can Neutralise Delta Variant: ICMR Study

Another 2,878 patients recovered from the disease through treatment at home and in hospital in the same period, raising the total to 130,292, DGHS Additional Director General Nasima Sultana said in a media briefing. Also Read - Will Schools in Delhi Reopen as COVID Cases Decline? Sisodia to Discuss Matter With DDMA Today

It puts the recovery rate at 56.11 per cent while the mortality stands at 1.31 per cent following the death of 30 men and five women in the last 24 hours, bdnews24 reported. Also Read - Covishield and Covaxin To Get Regular Market Approval From DCGI Soon, Each Dose Likely To be Capped at Rs 275

A total of 14,127 samples were tested at 82 authorised labs across the country during that time, 21.30 per cent of which returned positive results, according to government data.

Globally, over 16.74 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 660,428 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.