Corona Update

16 more die, 369 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

1 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The number of coronavirus infection cases has been declining while the rates of recovery and death have been increasing across the country, including in Dhaka.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 369 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Sunday, raising the total number to 5,35,139.

Sixteen more corona patients died during the 24-hour period while the total number of deaths from Covid-19 disease has reached 8,127 in the country.

Some 447 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 4,79,744.

 The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.52 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate has reached 89.65 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 14.65 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 3.02 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 12,285 samples, out of 12,225 collected, were tested at 204 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 36,51,722 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.