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17 January 2022

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Bangladesh reports highest infection rate in 138 days

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Published: 17:31, 14 January 2022   Update: 18:24, 14 January 2022
Bangladesh reports highest infection rate in 138 days

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Bangladesh witnessed an alarming spike in infection rate of coronavirus as a total 4,378 new cases with six more deaths were registered in the last 24 hours till Friday morning.

The positivity rate of the virus rose to 14.66 percent, highest in the last four and half months, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh deaths due to the pandemic took the country’s total death toll to 28,129 and the caseload to 16,09,042, showed the DGHS latest data.

On August 29 last year, a total of 3,948 cases with 99 deaths were registered in the country and the infection rate was 14.14 percent at that time.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.75 percent for the last two consecutive days while the recovery rate stood at 96.47 percent, down 96.72 percent from a day ago.

The new cases were detected after testing 29,871 samples at 853 government authorised laboratories in the country during the 24 hours period.

A total of 15, 52,306 people have so far recovered from the disease with 351 were declared free from infection of the virus at the same time.

Dhaka division saw three deaths, Chattogram three while Rajshahi division one death case in during the period

Besides, Khulna, Sylhet, Barishal, Rangpur  and Mymensingh divisions did not see any casualty of the virus, according to the DGHS.

The two male and four female victims were aged between 21 and 90 years and five of them birthed their last while undergoing treatment at public hospitals and the one at a private hospital.

Earlier, the health authorities recorded zero Covid-linked death on December 9 and on November 20 last year.

Besides, the health authorities reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 10, when the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28, 2021.

Since the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan province in China in 2019, the health authorities in Bangladesh confirmed the first case on March 8, 2020 and the first death on March 18 in the same year.

Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has so far recorded 55, 41, 009 deaths so far caused by the virus and 32, 11, 84, 007 cases worldwide.