Bangladesh detected 22 more cases of Omicron variant of novel coronavirus on Monday. With this, a total of 55 people in Bangladesh have been diagnosed with the new variant of the highly infectious disease.
The new patients infected with Omicron include 10 females and 12 males.
The Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) of Germany, an open global database of coronavirus genomes, revealed this information.
Earlier, nine new Omicron cases were detected in the country on January 10.
On December 11, Bangladesh reported its first two cases of the Omicron variant in two members of the Bangladesh women cricket team.
The GISAID findings were based on the data submitted by the Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives (ideSHi) in Dhaka.
Working in partnership with the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research and icddr,b, the infectious diseases laboratory at ideSHi has begun processing Covid-19 test samples from patients across Bangladesh.
BDST: 1320 HRS, JAN 17, 2022