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12:00 AM, January 24, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:34 AM, January 24, 2021

22 more die from Covid, 436 infected

Covid-19 fatalities in Bangladesh soared to 8,003 as the country's health authorities confirmed 22 more deaths in 24 hours till yesterday morning.

The caseload of the virus in the country now stands at 531,326 with 436 new cases being reported during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The latest data of DGHS showed that the daily infection rate in Bangladesh dropped to 3.92 percent.

The country recorded daily infection rate at 4.90 percent on January 14, 8.29 percent on January 10, 7.52 percent on January 4, and 8.18 percent on January 1.

The fatality rate now stands at 1.51 percent, the DGHS said in a handout.

So far, 3,541,389 tests, including 11,007 new ones, have been carried out.

However, 475,899 patients -- 89.57 percent -- have recovered so far.

The country's infection number reached the 500,000-mark on December 20. The first cases were reported on March 8. The death toll exceeded 7,000 on December 12.


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