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Corona Update

Infection rate keeps rising, deaths too

20 die, 15,440 test positive in 24 hrs

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Infection rate keeps rising, deaths too

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Corona infection cases and death are increasing every day as the daily number of infection cases has 15,000 for four consecutive days in the country.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 20 more Covid-19 patients have died and 15,440 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours till Friday morning.

The number of daily coronavirus infection cases has crossed 15,000 for last four consecutive days and the infection rate has crossed 30 percent for six days in row.

Earlier, 15,807 infection cases were reported on Thursday, 15,527 on Wednesday and 16,033 infection cases on Monday. The number of total infections has risen to 17,62,771 with the overall positivity rate of 14.27 percent. Some 46,268 samples were tested in the last 24 hours to detect the infection cases. The daily infection rate was reported 33.37 percent in the country in last 24 hours.

Earlier, the infection rate was 31.98 percent on Thursday, 31.64 percent on Wednesday, 32.40 percent on Tuesday, 32.37 percent on Monday and 31.29 percent on Sunday.

The national death toll has increased to 28,308 with a case fatality rate of 1.61 percent.

Some 1,326 more Covid-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours till Friday morning, raising the total number of recoveries to 15,62,369. The recovery rate reached 88.63 percent.