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Covid: Daily infection rate drops to 31.64%

Staff Correspondent
26 Jan 2022 17:00:11 | Update: 26 Jan 2022 17:43:48
Covid: Daily infection rate drops to 31.64%

Bangladesh on Wednesday registered 15,527 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours while the daily infection rate declined to 31.64 per cent.

The daily case positivity rate reached its peak 32.55 per cent on July 24 last year.

The country also logged 17 more deaths over the same period, pushing the tally up to 28,273.

The test positivity rate has been witnessing an upward trend since the start of the new year, rising from 2.43 per cent on January 1.

On Tuesday, the positivity rate stood at 32.40 per cent.

With the fresh infections, the number of total caseload reached 17,31,524, according to the daily virus update by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) released on Wednesday afternoon.

Health authorities reported the latest figures after testing 49,073 samples at 860 laboratories across the country. Bangladesh has so far tested 1,22,61,252 samples.

Meanwhile, 1,052 patients recovered from the deadly infection in the last 24 hours, raising the overall recovery to 15,60,006.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8, 2020, and the first coronavirus-related death on March 18 the same year.