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Covid-19: 3,447 new cases, 7 more deaths registered in 24hrs

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Published: 17:43, 15 January 2022   Update: 18:33, 15 January 2022
Covid-19: 3,447 new cases, 7 more deaths registered in 24hrs

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Bangladesh recorded 3,447 more new cases of coronavirus and seven more deaths in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning with the deadly virus taking a hard toll in the country.

The case positivity rate declined to 14.35 percent from Friday’s 14.66 percent, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) unveiled the updated data in a handout this evening.

With the official figures, the death toll of the virus rose to 28,129 while the caseload to 16,09,042, said the DGHS in the handout.

The mortality and recovery rate of the virus declined to 96.29 percent and 1.74 percent from Friday’s 96.47 and 1.75 percent respectively.

The new cases were detected after testing 24,028 samples at 853 government authorised laboratories in the country during the period.

Besides, 15, 52,600 have so far recovered from the disease with 294 were declared free from the infection of the deadly virus at the same time.

Dhaka division saw four deaths while Sylhet two and Barishal division saw one death in during the period.

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

The four male and three female victims were aged between 41 and 80 years and four of them birthed their last while undergoing treatment at public hospitals and three at a private hospitals.

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, 49, 339 deaths so far caused by the virus and 32, 45, 85, 000 cases worldwide.