Covid-19 in Bangladesh

Published:  03:09 AM, 11 January 2022

Cases jump by 50pc in a day to 2,231

Nine more Omicron cases detected

Cases jump by 50pc in a day to 2,231
 
Bangladesh is now passing through a grave situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic as the infection rate on Monday soared by 50 percent in a day to 2,231. 

Three more deaths were reported in 24 hours till 8am on Monday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Nine more Omicron cases were detected in the country on Monday pushing the total number of cases of the new strain in the country to 30. All the patients are residents of Dhaka. Germany's Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID), reported the new cases on Monday. The caseload has now stood at 15,95,931 and death toll has surged to  28,105, according to a regular bulletin issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). As many as 26,143 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, with the positivity rate 8.53 percent.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected currently stands at 1.77 percent. The recovery count rose to 15,51,113 after another 208 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day. Globally, over 307.22 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 5.48 million have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The indomitable Covid-19 has spread to all 64 districts in Bangladesh. The country reported its first case of the virus on March 8, while the first death was recorded on March 18. The novel coronavirus broke out in China's Wuhan city in late December, 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.



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