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Omicron cases rise to 62 as 7 new patients detected

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 20th January, 2022 12:31:37 PM
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Omicron cases rise to 62 as 7 new patients detected

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Seven more cases of Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been detected in Bangladesh, taking the total tally to 62 till Wednesday, according to GISAID, the global database for genomic data on the coronavirus.

These Omicron cases were detected at the virology laboratory of International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, (icddr,b). icddr,b shared the report with GISAID.

On December 11, Bangladesh reported its first two cases of the Omicron variant in two members of the Bangladesh women cricket team.

They had returned from Zimbabwe after taking part in the ICC Women's World Cup qualifiers. The event was, however, called off midway due to the surge of Omicron.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh logged 12 more Covid-linked deaths with 9,500more infections in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

With the fresh cases reported after testing 37,830 samples, the daily positivity rate increased to 25.11 per cent, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,176 while the caseload mounted to 1,642,294 on Wednesday.