Bangladesh logs 15,527 cases, 17 deaths in 24 hrs

Majority portion of the city dwellers don’t wear masks, let alone maintain social distance, to stem the surge of Covid-19 infections. The picture was taken from Gulistan area in Dhaka on 22 January.
Suvra Kanti Das

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in the country, according to the government, rose to 1,731,524 on Wednesday as 15,527 more cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

During that time, 17 more Covid-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 28,273, said a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 32.64 per cent while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Tuesday stands at 14.12 per cent.

The health directorate today said a total of 1,052 people were recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 1,560,006.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 13 were male and four female. Among the Covid-19 patients died in that time, 10 were in Dhaka division, four in Chattogram and one each in Rajshahi, Khulna, and Mymensingh.

Bangladesh detected first coronavirus patient on 8 March last year and recorded its first death in the disease on 18 March that year.