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Daily corona cases cross 4,000 mark

Six more die

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 15 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Daily corona cases cross 4,000 mark

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The number of daily corona infection cases cross 4,000 mark and the infection rate has been reported over 14 percent.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), six more Covid-19 patients died and 4,378 infection cases were recorded in the last 24 hours till Friday morning.

Earlier, 3,359 infection cases were reported on Thursday, 2,916 cases on Wednesday, 2458 on Tuesday, 2,231 on Monday, 1,491 on Sunday and 1,116 cases on Saturday.

After around four months, the country recorded the infection rate over 5 percent for last 8 consecutive days.

The daily coronavirus infection rate has been reported 14.66% on Friday. It was 12.03 percent on Thursday, 11.68 percent on Wednesday, 8.97 percent on Tuesday, 8.53 on Monday, 6.78 on Sunday and 5.79 percent on Saturday. The number of total infections has risen to 16,09,042 with the overall positivity rate 13.63 percent Some 29,871 samples were tested in the last 24 hours to detect the infection cases.

The national death toll has increased to 28,129 with a case fatality rate of 1.75 percent. However, the number of death crossed 10 after 85 consecutive days on Thursday but it declined on Friday again.

Some 351 more Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours till Friday morning, raising the total number of recoveries to 15,52,306. The recovery rate reached 96.47 percent .

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

Meanwhile, the DGHS sources said the new variant of coronavirus Omicron is playing role in increasing the number of coronavirus patients in the country as so far 33 Omicron cases have been confirmed here.

The community transmission of the Omicron variant also has happened in Bangladesh while the health authorities feared that the rush of the coronavirus infected patients may see sharp rise within few days.

The DGHS is also taking necessary preparations to accommodate patients in the current situation as it has asked hospital authorities to prepare 20,000 beds for corona patients.