DHAKA, Jan 7: Bangladesh today reported 1,146 Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight one life.
"The country reported 5.67 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 20,204 samples were tested in the past 24 hours," Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
The official tally showed that the virus killed 28,098 people and infected 15,91,093 so far, the statement added.
The recovery count rose to 15,50,534 after another 170 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.51 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.77 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.
The DGHS said among the total 28,098 fatalities, 12,273 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,695 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.