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Covid in Bangladesh: 11,434 more cases, 12 deaths and positivity rate rises to 28.49%

21 January 2022
Covid in Bangladesh: 11,434 more cases, 12 deaths and positivity rate rises to 28.49%

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Online Desk :

Bangladesh reported 11,434 fresh cases with 12 deaths in 24 hours till Friday morning with infection rate marking a sharp rise.

The positivity rate increased to 28.49 per cent from Thursday’s 26.37 per cent after testing 40,423 samples, according to the Directorate general of health Services (DGHS).

Bangladesh last logged 11,164 cases and 264 deaths on August 10, last year with a positivity rate of 23.54 per cent in 24 hours.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,192 while the caseload mounted to 1,664,616 on Friday.

Among the new deceased, seven were men and five were women.

Six cases were reported in Dhaka division while two in Sylhet, and one each in Chattogram, Khulna, Rangpur and Mymensingh divisions.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate further declined to 1.69 per cent.

However, the recovery rate further declined to 93.45 per cent with the recovery of 752 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 64 with the detection of nine more cases till Thursday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.

On December 9 last year, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.

The country reported this year’s first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.

Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 last year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 last year.

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