Corona Update

27 more die, 1,632 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

17 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Twenty-seven more corona patients died during the last 24 hours till Wednesday. The total number of death from the disease has reached 7,156 in the country.

The number of death in coronavirus infection has been increasing day by day as total number of death across the country has reached 7,156 till Wednesday morning.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 1,632 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Wednesday, raising the total number to 4,95,841.

Some 2,622 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 4,29,351.

The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.44 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate also has reached 86.59 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 16.40 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 9.59 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 17,025 samples, out of 18,032 collected, were tested at 140 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 30,22,537 samples have been tested so far to detect coronavirus infection across the country.

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