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Covid claims 14 lives, infects 10,906 more in Bangladesh

Coronavirus positivity rate crosses 31 per cent


| Updated: January 24, 2022 08:54:50


Covid claims 14 lives, infects 10,906 more in 24hrs

Bangladesh has reported 10,906 new coronavirus cases in a day, the highest in a day since Aug 10, taking the total caseload to 1,685,136.

As many as 34,854 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 31.29 per cent - the highest in about half a year.

The death toll rose to 28,223 as 14 more patients died from Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 8:00 am on Sunday, according to the latest government data.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka recorded the highest number of cases and deaths with 7,292 infections and 5 fatalities, reports bdnews24.com.

Another 782 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,556,861.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 92.39 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.67 per cent.

Globally, over 349.27 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 5.59 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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