Bangladesh counts highest COVID cases in 4.5 months, 12 dead...

Dhaka, Wednesday   19 January 2022

Covid-19: 12 die, 3359 fresh cases counted in 24hrs

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:42 PM, 13 January 2022   Updated: 05:33 PM, 13 January 2022

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Bangladesh has reported the highest number of Covid-19 cases after four and a half months as 3,359 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours, climbing the overall caseload to 16,04,664. The country last recorded 3,436 COVID cases on September 2, 2021.

Besides, the number of deaths by the Covid-19 has also increased - 12 more people died of the virus in the span of 24 hours, taking the overall death toll by the Covid-19 to 28,123. The death rate now stands at 1.76 percent.

The information was obtained in a daily COVID update by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday (January 13, 2022).

Yesterday (January 12, 2022), the country reported 2,916 COVID cases and four deaths.

The country reported 12.03 percent COVID positive cases as 27,920 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

The recovery count rose to 15,51,955 after another 302 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 96.72 percent of Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.76 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka has recorded the highest number of cases and deaths with 2,752 infections and 8 fatalities.

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