Bangladesh reports 8,016 fresh cases, 33 deaths from Covid-19


Dhaka, Feb 09: Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 8,016 Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 33 lives.

“The country reported 18.83 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 42,564 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 4,918 while seven Covid-19 deaths were reported during the period.

The official tally showed that the virus killed 28,703 people and infected 18,87,271 so far, the statement added.

The recovery count rose to 16,33,582 after another 10,725 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 86.56 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.52 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.

The DGHS said among the total 28,703 fatalities, 12,584 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,797 in Chattogram, 2,107 in Rajshahi, 3,680 in Khulna, 964 in Barishal, 1,303 in Sylhet, 1,393 in Rangpur and 875 in Mymensingh divisions.