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12:00 AM, January 09, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:45 AM, January 09, 2021

16 more die from Covid, 785 infected

Bangladesh recorded 16 Covid-19 deaths and 785 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 465,279 after another 833 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) read yesterday.

"Sixteen more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 7,734," the release added.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 520,690 as 785 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 13,681 samples were tested at 181 authorised laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 5.74 percent tested positive, while 15.63 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 89.36 percent patients have recovered, while 1.49 percent died so far since the first Covid-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.

Among the 16 deaths, 13 were male and three female, the press release read, adding one was in his 40s while 14 were above 60 years and one was between 11 and 20 years.

According to the division-wise data, 14 deaths took place in Dhaka division and rests are in other divisions.

Among the total 7,724 fatalities, 4,262 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1,428 in Chattogram division, 445 in Rajshahi division, 539 in Khulna division, 239 in Barishal division, 294 in Sylhet division, 350 in Rangpur division and 177 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.

A total of 3,331,491 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first Covid-19 cases in the country. 

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