Bangladesh Covid cases top 2000

People throng the upazila health complex to get Covid-19 vaccinated. The picture was taken from Bogura city on 5 January.
Soyel Rana

Bangladesh is seeing a steep rise in Covid-19 cases as 2,231 more infections along with three more deaths were reported in 24 hours till Monday morning, reports UNB.

With the fresh cases reported after testing 26,143 samples, the daily positivity rate jumped again to 8.53 per cent from Sunday's 6.78 per cent during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The country last logged 2,325 cases on 10 September, last year along with 38 deaths in 24 hours. Bangladesh is currently seeing a surge of Covid-19 cases as health authorities logged 10,392 infections in the last 10 days since 1 January.

The fresh numbers took the country's total fatalities to 28,105 while the caseload mounted to 1,595, 931. Of the 25 deaths recorded from 3 January to 9 January, some 16 per cent received Covid vaccines while 84 per cent did not, the DGHS mentioned.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.76 per cent during the period. The recovery rate further declined to 97.19 per cent with the recovery of 208 more patients during the 24-hour period.