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Corona Update

1 more dies, 1,116 cases detected

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 9 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh has recorded one death from Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The total number of Covid-19 deaths in the country now stands at 28,099 and the death rate stands at 1.76 percent. The lone deceased was a woman, aged between 61 and 70.

At least 1,116 new infections were recorded during the period, taking the total number of people infected to 15,92,209.

DGHS data shows that the current positivity rate is 5.79 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.67 percent.

A total of 154 people have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 1,550,688.

A total of 19,275 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours. Of the new 1,116 cases, Dhaka logged the highest - 943, while Chittagong recorded 123 cases, Sylhet 17, Rajshahi 10, Khulna eight, Mymensingh seven, and Barisal five cases.

The country’s maiden cases were reported on March 8 in 2020 and the first death from the virus was reported on March 18.