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Covid-19 caseload crosses 1.7m as daily infections hit 16,033

| Updated: January 26, 2022 08:31:59


Police bar these visitors from entering the Secretariat on Monday as the government enforced a ban on visitors' entry there for an indefinite period against the backdrop of a surge in Covid-19 cases. —FE photo by KAZ Sumon Police bar these visitors from entering the Secretariat on Monday as the government enforced a ban on visitors' entry there for an indefinite period against the backdrop of a surge in Covid-19 cases. —FE photo by KAZ Sumon

Bangladesh has reported 16,033 new coronavirus cases, the highest in a day since July 28, taking the total caseload to 1,715,997.

The infections soared past 16,000 cases for the second time in the country’s records after 49,697 samples were tested across the country, logging a positivity rate of 32.4 per cent, according to the latest government data.

The death toll rose to 28,256 as 18 more patients died from the disease in the 24 hours to 8:00 am on Monday, reports bdnews24.com.

Among the eight divisions, Dhaka recorded the highest number of cases and deaths with 10,478 infections and 8 fatalities.

Another 1,095 people recovered from the illness nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,558,954.

The latest figures put the recovery rate at 90.85 per cent and the mortality rate at 1.65 per cent.

Globally, over 355.25 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 5.6 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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