Covid-19: 1146 cases, 1 death reported in 24hrs
Published: 05:32 PM, 7 January 2022 Updated: 08:53 PM, 7 January 2022
Covid-19: 1146 cases, 1 death reported in 24hrs; File Photo
One more died of Covid-19 in the preceding 24 hours, taking the total deaths toll to 28,098. The cases tally rose by 1146 to 15,91,093 during the same time.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement today. The deceased was a female patient in Dhaka.
The current positivity rate is 5.67 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.75 percent.
A total of 20,204 samples were tested at 852 centers across the country in the previous 24 hours. Bangladesh had tested 1,16,30,540 samples as of January 7.
The recovery count rose to 15,50,538 after another 170 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past 24 hours.
From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.45 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.77 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.
Bangladesh is currently seeing a surge of Covid-19 cases as health authorities logged 5,557 infections in the last seven days till Friday morning.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 20 with detection of ten cases on Friday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.
Bangladesh first reported Covid-19 cases on March 8, 2020, and the first death from the deadly virus on March 18, ten days later.