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Covid claims 12 lives, infects 9,500 in 24hrs

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Published: 16:33, 19 January 2022   Update: 17:10, 19 January 2022
Covid claims 12 lives, infects 9,500 in 24hrs

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Bangladesh saw a sharp hike in both infection and death of coronavirus as the health authorities registered 9,500 new cases and 12 more deaths of the deadly virus during the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

The positivity rate of the virus again jumped to 25.11 percent during the 24 hours period up from Tuesday’s 23.98 percent, according to a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Bangladesh saw a 32.19 percent positivity rate, the highest ever in the country, and 3,697 cases with 187 Covid-linked deaths on July 22 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.

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

With the updated figures, the coronavirus-related death tally reached 28,176 while the caseload mounted to 16,42,294 in the country so far.

The mortality rate of the virus remained static at 1.72 percent from Tuesday while the recovery rate further declined to 94.64 percent from 95.16 percent a day ago.

The new cases were detected after testing 37,830 samples at 855 government authorized laboratories in the country during the 24 hours period.

Besides, the total number of recovery rose to 15,54,268 with 473 patients declared free from the virus during the period.

Among the victims, 10 were male while two were female and they were aged between 51 and 90 years. Eight of them birthed their last while undergoing treatment at public hospitals, three at private hospitals while another one at a house.

Dhaka division saw eight deaths while Chattogram two and a single death was recorded each in Rajshahi and Sylhet division.

Besides, Khulna, Barishal, Rangpur and Mymensingh divisions did not see any Covid-linked death at the same time.

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, 75, 173 deaths so far caused by the virus and 33, 55, 81, 197 cases worldwide.