Corona Update

15 more die, 509 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

29 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Fifteen more corona patients died while 509 new cases were detected across the country in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning. The death toll rose to 8,087 in the country.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 509 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Thursday, raising the total number to 5,33,953.

Some 611 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 4,78,546.

The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.51 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate also has reached 89.62 percent, it added. The health directorate said 14.77 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 3.43 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 14,633 samples, out of 14,830 collected, were tested at 204 labs in the country during the period, the report added.A total of 36,15,338 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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