Corona Update

16 more die, 443 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

18 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Sixteen more coronavirus infected patients died and 443 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning. The death toll rose to 8,314.

The rate of daily coronavirus infection has remained around 3 percent for around two weeks while the recovery rate has been increasing day by day across the country including in Dhaka.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 443 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am Wednesday, raising the total number to 5,41,877.     

Some 633 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 4,89,254.

The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.53 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate also has reached 90.29 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 13.92 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 2.67 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.   

A total of 16,431 samples, out of 16,612 collected, were tested at 214 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 38,93,654 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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