Corona Update

32 more die, 1,470 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

22 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Thirty-two more corona patients died during the last 24 hours till Monday morning, raising the death toll to 7,312 in the country.

The number of coronavirus death and recovery has been increasing simultaneously across the country. The total death rate has reached 1.46 percent.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 1,470 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Monday, raising the total number to 5,02,183.    

Some 2,167 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 4,39,694.

The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.46 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate also has reached 86.84 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 16.37 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 87.56 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 15,409 samples, out of 15,669 collected, were tested at 160 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 30,91,349 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.