Daily corona cases on rise

28 more die

Staff Correspondent

24 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The number of daily coronavirus infection cases has been increasing for the last one week while the total number of cases neared 4.5 lakh in the country.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 2,419 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Monday, raising the total number to 4,49,760.

Twenty-eight more corona patients died in the last 24 hours while the total number of deaths from Covid-19 disease has reached 6,416 in the country.

Some 2,183 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 3,64,611.

According to the DGHS data, the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.43 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate has reached 81.07 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 16.88 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 15.06 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 16,059 samples, out of 16,240 collected, were tested at 117 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 26,65,131 samples have been tested so far to detect coronavirus infection across the country.

Some 38 patients died and 2,060 new cases were detected during 24 hours till Sunday morning.

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