Daily COVID count jump 27.8% to 1,140 new cases...

Dhaka, Wednesday   19 January 2022

Daily COVID count jump 27.8% to 1,140 new cases

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:07 PM, 6 January 2022   Updated: 05:46 PM, 6 January 2022

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Seven more died of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total deaths toll to 28,097. At the same time, 1,140 new COVID cases were detected, rising the overall caseload to 15,89,947.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement today.

The current positivity rate is 4.86 percent while the daily positivity rate from January 5-6, i.e., 24 hours, stood at 27.8 percent. 

A total of 21,251 samples were tested at 849 centers across the country in the previous 24 hours.

The recovery count rose to 15,50,364 after another 196 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past 24 hours.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.51 percent of Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.77 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.

The DGHS first reported Covid-19 cases on March 8, 2020, and the first death from the deadly virus on March 18, ten days later. That year, the maximum number of deaths was 64.

After outbreaking the Delta variant of Covid-19, Bangladesh has reported the highest 16,230 COVID cases on July 28, 2020.

On July 7 this year, for the first time in the country, the number of deaths by Covid-19 has exceeded 200. Among these, 264 people died on August 5 and 10, the highest number of deaths in a single day from the pandemic. After that, more than 200 people died in a few days. 

Then, on August 13, the death toll began to fall below 200. After a long stay of more than a hundred, the death toll on August 28 dropped below 100.

After April 2020, Bangladesh passed the COVID-less deaths by COVID pandemic on December 9 for the second time.