Dhaka, Jan 20: Bangladesh reported 10,888 fresh cases with four deaths in 24 hours till Thursday morning marking a sharp rise in its infection rate.
The positivity rate in the country further increased to 26.37 per cent from Wednesday’s 25.11 per cent after testing 40,898 samples, according to the Directorate general of health Services (DGHS).
Bangladesh last logged 10,420 cases and 237 deaths on August 11, last year with a positivity rate of 23.45 per cent in 24 hours.
The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,180 while the caseload mounted to 1,653,182 on Thursday.
Among the new deceased, three were women and another man.
Two each of the fresh cases were reported in Dhaka division and Chattogram divisions.
Meanwhile, the mortality rate declined to 1.70 per cent.
However, the recovery rate further declined to 94.05 per cent with the recovery of 577 more patients during the 24-hour period.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 55 with the detection of 22 more cases till Monday, 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 reported 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.