Daily corona infection rate decreases

20 more die

Staff Correspondent

26 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The number of coronavirus recovery has been increasing while the case detection rate has decreased in last few days across the country. Case detection rate has stood at 8:49 percent during the last 24 hours.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 1,1163 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Friday, raising the total number to 5,07,265.

Some twenty more corona patients died and the total number of death from covid-19 disease has reached 7,398 in the country.

Some 2,113 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 4,48,803. The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.46 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate also has reached 88.47 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 16.11 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 8.49 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day. 

A total of 13,510 samples, out of 13,695 collected, were tested at 163 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 31,49,348 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.


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