Bangladesh reports 1116 Covid-19 cases, 1 death...

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Bangladesh reports 1116 Covid-19 cases, 1 death

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:17 PM, 8 January 2022   Updated: 09:01 PM, 8 January 2022

Bangladesh reports 1116 Covid-19 cases, 1 death; File Photo

Bangladesh reports 1116 Covid-19 cases, 1 death; File Photo

One more died of Covid-19 in the preceding 24 hours, taking the total deaths toll to 28,099. The cases tally rose by 1,116 to 15,92,209 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 5.79 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.67 percent.

A total of 19,275 samples were tested at 852 centers across the country in the previous 24 hours.

The recovery count rose to 15,50,688 after another 154 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.39 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.76 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.

Bangladesh first reported Covid-19 cases on March 8, 2020, and the first death from the deadly virus on March 18, ten days later.

The DGHS said among the total 28,099 fatalities, 12,273 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,696 in Chattogram, 2,065 in Rajshahi, 3,620 in Khulna, 949 in Barishal, 1,273 in Sylhet, 1,375 in Rangpur and 848 in Mymensingh divisions.