DHAKA, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh reported 656 new COVID-19 cases and eight new deaths on Wednesday, making the tally at 529,687 and death toll at 7,950, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
The official data showed that 15,410 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.
The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 474,472 including 617 new recoveries on Wednesday, said the DGHS.
According to the official data, the COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.50 percent and the current recovery rate is 89.58 percent.
Bangladesh recorded the highest daily new cases of 4,019 on July 2 and the highest number of deaths of 64 on June 30 last year.