Corona Update

16 more die, 785 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

9 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Sixteen more corona patients died and 785 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Friday.

Though the number of coronavirus infection cases has been decreasing, the death rate of the deadly disease has been increasing day by day in the country.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the total number of coronavirus cases has reached 5,20,690 in the country with the detection of 785 fresh cases.

It said the total number of deaths from Covid-19 disease has reached 7,734 in the country.         

Some 833 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 4,65,279.

The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has risen to 1.49 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate has reached 89.36 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 15.63 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 5.74 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 14,068 samples, out of 13,681 collected, were tested at 181 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 33,31,491 samples have been tested so far to detect coronavirus infection across the country.

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