The country saw the highest number of deaths from coronavirus infection as 77 people died of the disease during the last 24 hours till Saturday morning.
According to data of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 77 deaths is the highest number since the disease broke out in the country.However, the number of daily coronavirus infection declined in the last 24 hours as 5,343 new cases were detected during the time.
Earlier, 7,462 infection cases were detected in a day till Friday morning, 6,854 cases were reported on Thursday, 7,626 cases were reported on Wednesday, 7,213 cases on Tuesday, 7,075 on Monday, 7,087 on Sunday, 5,863 on Saturday, 6,830 on Friday, 6,469 on Thursday, 5,358 on Wednesday, 5,042 on Tuesday and 5,181 on Monday.
However, the number of coronavirus infections in a single day crossed a 5,000-mark for the 12th consecutive day yesterday.
The DGHS data says the total number of infection cases has increased to 678,937 with the detection of 5,343 new cases.
The total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 9,661 with 77 new deaths in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning as the death rate has stood at 1.42 per cent which was 1.43 per cent on Thursday, 1.44 on Tuesday, 1.45 on Monday, 1.46 on Saturday and 1.48 on Friday.
However, the daily infection rate was 20.49 per cent on April 10, 23.57 on April 9 which was 20.65 per cent on April 8, 22.02 per cent on April 7, 21.02 per cent on April 6, 23.40 per cent on April 5, 23.07 per cent on April 4, 23.15 per cent on April 3, which was 23.28 per cent on April 2, 22.94 percent on April 1.Some 3,837 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 5,72,378 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has been reported 84.30 per cent on Saturday, which was 84.40 on Friday, 84.82 on Thursday, 85.19 on Wednesday, 85.69 on Tuesday, 86.19 on Monday, 86.68 on Sunday, 87.23 on Saturday, 87.64 on Friday, 88.21 on Thursday, 88.73 on Wednesday, 89.15 on Tuesday and 89.54 on Monday.
The DGHS said 13.65 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 20.49 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.
A total of 25,185 samples, out of 26,077 collected, were tested at 243 labs in the country during the period, the report added.
A total of 49,73,489 samples have been tested so far to detect coronavirus infection across the country.
The first case of Covid-19 was detected on March 8 last year while the first death was recorded on March 18 the same year in the country.
The number of coronavirus tests and new infection case detections started to decline in the first week of July last year and the fall continued till the first week of March this year.
However, the numbers of infections and deaths started rising further from March 10 and jumped to the highest single-day cases on April 7.
The DGHS said it has identified around 40 districts of the country as highly transmitted areas.