13 more die of corona, 762 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

16 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The number of coronavirus infection cases has been declining day by day while the recovery rate has been increasing across the country, including in Dhaka.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 762 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Friday, raising the total number to 5,26,485.

Thirteen more corona patients died during the 24-hour period and the total number of deaths from Covid-19 disease has reached 7,862 in the country.

Some 718 more patients have recovered from the

disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 4,71,123.

The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.49 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate has reached 89.48 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 15.34 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 5.57 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 13,652 samples, out of 13,678 collected, were tested at 199 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 34,31,792 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.