Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 1491 fresh cases, 3 more deaths


Dhaka, Jan 09: The Covid-19 situation keeps worsening in Bangladesh with health authorities logging three more deaths and 1,491 new infections in 24 hours till Sunday morning.

With the detection of fresh cases after testing 21,980 samples, the daily-case positivity rate jumped to 6.78 percent from Saturday’s 5.79 per cent during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The country last recorded 1,562 cases on September 21, last year with a death toll of 26.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,102 while the caseload mounted to 15, 93, 700.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.76 per cent during the period.

Meanwhile, the recovery rate further declined to 97.31 per cent with the recovery of 217 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Bangladesh is currently seeing a surge of Covid-19 cases as health authorities logged 8,161 infections in the last nine days since January 1.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 21 with detection of 11 cases on Friday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.

On December 9 last year, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.

The country reported this year’s first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.

Bangladesh logged the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 last year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 last year.