Corona cases cross 3.5 lakh

40 more die, 1,705 infected

Staff Correspondent

22 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The number of coronavirus infection cases crossed 3.5 lakh with the latest 1,705 infection cases detected in the last 24 hours till Monday morning in the country.

So far, around 5,000 people died from coronavirus infection with the latest figure of 40 deaths during the last 24 hours.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), a total of 3,50,621 corona infection cases have been detected in the country till Monday morning as 1,705 new cases have been detected in the last one day.

The death toll in the covid-19 disease has risen to 4,979 as the total death rate stands at 1.42 percent in the country.

It said some 40 coronavirus infected patients have died and 1,705 new cases have been detected in the country in the last 24 hours till yesterday morning.

However, the recovery cases from coronavirus has also reached 2,58,717 with comparatively a decreasing trend of death and infection in the country. The DGHS said some 2,152 more Covid-19 patients have made recovery in the last 24 hours. The total recovery rate in from covid-19 disease has reached at 73.79 per cent.

However, detection of new cases is decreasing every day while the number of recovery cases has been increasing across the country.

As per the data of DGHS, 1544 coronavirus infection cases have been detected on Sunday, 1,567 reported on Saturday, 1,541 on Friday, 1593 on Thursday, 1,615 on Wednesday, 1,724  on Tuesday and 1,812 on Monday morning.

Earlier, the daily coronavirus infection detection was more than 2,000 in the country. At the same time, the daily number of death in Covid-19 disease has also decreased in the last 24 hours.

A total of 13053 samples, out of 12,967 collected were tested at 99 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

It said 18,34,323 samples have been tested to detect the coronavirus infection across the country.

The DGHS said 19.11 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus and 1.42 percent patients have died. Some 13.06 percent samples have been diagnosed with the disease in a day.

The first case of Covid-19 was detected on March 8 while the first death on March 18 in the country.


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