Covid-19: 13 more die, 762 test positive in 24hrs

Sun Online Desk

15th January, 2021 03:35:17 printer

Covid-19: 13 more die, 762 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 13 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 7,862.

Another 762 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 526,485.

A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Friday afternoon.

In the last 24 hours, 199 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 13,678 samples.

Health authorities reported another 718 people recovered from the disease in a day, rising the total number of recoveries to 471,123.

Of the total sample tests, 5.57 percent tested positive in the past 24 hours, while 15.34 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 89.48 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.