by Staff Correspondent in Dhaka
Bangladesh has marked a steep rise in the daily caseloads and deaths from novel coronavirus in the past week prompting the government to impose a number of soft restrictions apparently to slow the infection.
The government’s directorate general of health services in a release reported seven deaths in the past 24 hours ended on Thursday morning. The death toll from the virus has rose to 28,097 since the first death was reported on March 18, 2020.
Some 1,140 cases of infections were reported during the same period, taking the total caseloads to 1,589,947 since the first cases were reported on March 8, 2020.
According to the official estimate, the current positivity rate is 13.69 while the total positivity rate stands at 13.69. The death rate is estimated to 1.77 per cent.
The health ministry reported that a total of 23,435 samples were examined at different laboratories.
The government has by this time alerted the citizens against yet another wave of Covid-19, especially after the African variant of Omicron spread in different parts of the world. The next-door neighbor, India, has also facing difficult situation with the rise in the number of daily caseloads.