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Covid positivity rate in BD jumps to 11.68%, new cases 2,916

Disease 2022-01-12, 7:57pm


Bangladesh reported 2,916 more cases of infections and another four deaths in 24 hours till Wednesday.

Dhaka, Jan 12 :  Bangladesh reported 2,916 more cases of infections and another four deaths in 24 hours till Wednesday morning with a continuous rise in Covid-19 cases.

With the fresh cases reported after testing 24,705 samples, the daily positivity rate kept increasing to 11.68 per cent from Tuesday’s 8.97 per cent during the 24-hour period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The country last logged 3,167 cases on September 3, last year along with 70 deaths in 24 hours while the positivity rate was 10.76 per cent.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,111 while the caseload mounted to 16, 01,305 on Wednesday.

Among the new deceased, two were men and two women while three of the deaths were reported from Dhaka division and another from Chattogram.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.76 per cent during the period.

The recovery rate increased to 97.90 per cent with the recovery of 266 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 30 with detection of nine more cases on Monday, 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, reports UNB.