Corona Update

17 more die, 978 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

7 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Seventeen more corona patients died and 978 new cases were detected during the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning. The death toll rose to 7,687 so far in the country.

The number of coronavirus infection cases and death has declined in the last 24 hours. The number of recovery has crossed 4.6 lakh.

According to Direc-torate General of Health Services (DGHS), 978 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Wednesday, raising the total number to 5,18,898.

Some 1021 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 4,63,480.

The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.48 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate also has reached 89.32 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 15.71 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 6.29 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 15,689 samples, out of 15,544 collected, were tested at 181 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 28,36,411 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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