Dhaka, Sept. 23 -- Another 1,144 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to 8 am on Thursday, the lowest since May 29, as the COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,548,320, according to the latest government data.

Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging 11 fatalities and 766 infections.

Nationwide, another 1,653 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,507,789.

As many as 24,820 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 4.61 percent. The latest figures put the recovery rate at 97.38 percent and the mortality rate at 1.77 percent.

Globally, over 230.15 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and over 4.7...