The country reported 11,434 fresh cases with 12 deaths in 24 hours till Friday morning with infections taking a sharp rise.
The positivity rate increased to 28.49% from Thursday’s 26.37% after testing 40,423 samples, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Bangladesh last logged 11,164 cases and 264 deaths on August 10, last year with a positivity rate of 23.54% in 24 hours. The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,192 while the caseload mounted to 1,664,616 on Friday.
Among the new deceased, seven were men and five were women. Six cases were reported in the Dhaka division while two in Sylhet, and one each in Chittagong, Khulna, Rangpur, and Mymensingh divisions.
Meanwhile, the mortality rate further declined to 1.69%. However, the recovery rate also further declined to 93.45% with the recovery of 752 more patients during the 24-hour period. Bangladesh’s total case of Omicron reached 64 with the detection of nine more cases by Thursday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.
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). New restrictions All the schools, colleges, and universities of the country will remain closed from January 21 to February 6 in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 infections, said a government announcement on Friday.