Covid-19 claims 10 more lives, infects over 6500...

Covid-19 claims 10 more lives, infects over 6500

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:33 PM, 17 January 2022   Updated: 06:57 PM, 18 January 2022

Covid-19 claims 10 more lives, infects over 6500

Covid-19 claims 10 more lives, infects over 6500

Bangladesh today reported 6,676 fresh Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 10 lives.

"The country reported 20.88 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 31,980 samples were tested in the past 24 hours," the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.

The official tally showed that the virus killed 28,154 people and infected 16,24,387 so far, the statement added.

The recovery count rose to 15,53,320 after another 427 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

Earlier, 5,222 Covid-19 cases and 8 deaths were reported in the previous day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 95.62 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.73 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 from the detection coronavirus cases in the country.

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