Bangladesh reports 2,916 fresh cases, four deaths from Covid-19

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Dhaka, Jan 12: Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 2,916 Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight four lives.

“The country reported 11.68 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 24,964 samples were tested in the past 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.

In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of the district is 2,376 while three Covid-19 deaths were reported during the period.

The official tally showed that the virus killed 28,111 people and infected 16,01,305 so far, the statement added.

The recovery count rose to 15,51,653 after another 266 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 96.90 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.76 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.

The DGHS said among the total 28,111 fatalities, 12,280 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,699 in Chattogram, 2,066 in Rajshahi, 3,621 in Khulna, 949 in Barishal, 1,273 in Sylhet, 1,375 in Rangpur and 848 in Mymensingh divisions.