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Covid-19 cases rise by 11,434 with 12 more deaths

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Published: 18:24, 21 January 2022   Update: 19:12, 21 January 2022
Covid-19 cases rise by 11,434 with 12 more deaths

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Continuing the rising trend, Bangladesh registered fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours on Friday till 8:00am.

Health authorities also reported 12 more deaths during this period from the deadly virus.

The infection rate rose to 28.49 percent, up from 26.37 percent the previous day.

The latest figures were after testing 40,134 samples at 857 laboratories, according to a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the updated figures, the coronavirus-related death tally reached 28,192 while the caseload mounted to 16,64,616 in the country so far.

Bangladesh saw a 32.19 percent positivity rate, the highest ever in the country, 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.

The mortality rate of the virus dropped to 1.69 percent while the recovery rate further declined to 93.45 percent.

Besides, the total number of recovery rose to 15,55,597 with 752 patients declared free from the virus during the period.

Among the victims, seven were males while five were females.

Dhaka division saw six deaths while Sylhet two and a single death was recorded each in Chattogram, Khulna, Rangpur, and Mymensing divisions.

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 5,595,283 deaths so far caused by the virus and 343,572,515 cases worldwide.