Corona recovery rate nears 89pc

30 more die, 1,181 new cases detected

Staff Correspondent

30 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The numbers of deaths from coronavirus infection and recovery cases have been increasing simultaneously across the country, including in Dhaka, while the total recovery rate has neared 89 percent.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 1,181 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Tuesday, raising the total number to 5,11,261.

Thirty more corona patients died in the 24-hour period while the total number of deaths from Covid-19 disease has reached 7,509 in the country.

Some 1,245 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 4,54,563.   

The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.47 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate has reached 88.91 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 15.98 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 8.10 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 14,820 samples, out of 14,588 collected, were tested at 167 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 31,99,115 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.