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Corona positivity rate crosses 28pc

12 more die, 11,434 cases detected

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 22 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Corona positivity rate crosses 28pc
People do not pay a heed to health guidelines although the coronavirus infections are rising alarmingly in the country. In the photo taken from Gulistan in the capital, people are seen thronging makeshift shops without wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. – Reaz Ahmed Sumon

The coronavirus situation is getting worse as the as the infection rate has crossed 28 percent in the country on Friday.

The number of infection cases has been reported over 10,000 for the last two consecutive days.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 12 more Covid-19 patients died and 11,434 infection cases were recorded in the last 24 hours till Friday morning.

Earlier, 10,888 infection cases were reported on Thursday, 9,500 on Wednesday, 8,407 on Tuesday, 6,676 on Monday, 5,222 on Sunday and 3,447 on Saturday.

The number of total infections has risen to 16,64,616 with the overall positivity rate 13.82percent. Some 40,134 samples were tested in the last 24 hours to detect the infection cases.

The daily infection rate was reported 28.49 percent on Friday while it was 26.37 percent on Thursday, 25.11 percent on Wednesday, 23.98 percent on Tuesday, 20.88 percent on Monday, 17.82 percent on Sunday and 14.35 percent on Saturday.       The national death toll has increased to 28,192 with a case fatality rate of 1.69 percent.

Some 752 more Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours till Friday morning, raising the total number of recoveries to 15,55,597. The recovery rate reached 93.45 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.

The health ministry sources said already one third of the hospital beds have been occupied by the corona patients in the capital while the bed occupation outside the city also has been increasing.

The new variant of the coronavirus Omicron is playing vital role in increasing the number of patients as already around 70 percent of the fresh cases are assumed as Omicron, the sources added.

Meanwhile, According to a report by the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID), 79.1 percent Omicron cases have been found in the country as they confirmed so far 63 Omicron cases here.

The country totally confirmed 71 Omicron cases after carrying out genome sequencing of samples of suspected cases. Eight more Omicron cases have been confirmed in Chattogram, raising the total number to 63 Omicron cases here. And the BSMMU found eight Omicron cases.