Covid-19: 17 die, 15,527 infected in 24hrs...

Covid-19: 17 die, 15,527 infected in 24hrs

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:23 PM, 26 January 2022   Updated: 05:34 PM, 26 January 2022

Covid-19: 17 die, 15,527 infected in 24hrs

Covid-19: 17 die, 15,527 infected in 24hrs

Bangladesh today reported 15,527 fresh Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 17 lives.

“The country reported 31.64 percent Covid-19 positive cases after 49,073 samples tested in the last 24 hours,” the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement today. 

The official tally showed that the virus killed 28,273 people and infected 17,31,534 so far, the statement added.

At least 1,052 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period. The total number of recoveries now stands at 15,60,006 and the recovery rate at 90.09 percent.

Earlier, 16,033 Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths were reported in the previous day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 1.63 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 of coronavirus cases in the country.