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4,378 Covid-19 cases, highest in 20 weeks, reported in 24 hours

| Updated: January 15, 2022 09:03:25


4,378 Covid-19 cases, highest in 20 weeks, reported in 24 hours

Bangladesh has recorded 4,378 new coronavirus cases, the most in a day since August 26, taking the tally of infections to 1,609,042.

The death toll rose to 28,129 as six more patients died from COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 am on Friday, according to the latest government data, reports bdnews24.com.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka recorded the highest number of cases and deaths, with 3,607 infections and three fatalities.

Another 351 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,552,306.

As many as 29,871 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 14.66 per cent.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 96.47 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.75 per cent.

Globally, over 320.58 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 5.52 million have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

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