Corona Update

13 more die, 396 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

17 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The rate of daily coronavirus infections has remained around three percent for around two weeks while the recovery rate has been increasing day by day across the country, including in Dhaka.

Eleven more coronavirus infected patients died and 396 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning. The death toll rose to 8,298.

According to Direc-torate General of Health Services (DGHS), 396 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Tuesday, raising the total number to 5,41,434.

Some 751 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 4,88,621.

The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.53 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate has reached 90.25 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 13.97 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 2.68 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 15,029 samples, out of 14,788 collected, were tested at 212 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 38,77,042 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.


Top