Corona Update

8 more die, 406 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

20 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Eight more coronavirus infected patients died and 391 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours till Friday morning. The death toll rose to 8,337.

Though the coronavirus recovery rate has been increasing day by day, the death rate in the Covid-19 disease has risen to 1.54 percent across the country including in Dhaka.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 406 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am Friday, raising the total number to 5,42,674.     

Some 536 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 4,90,468.

The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.54 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate also has reached 90.38 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 13.83 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 2.85 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 14,438 samples, out of 14,232 collected, were tested at 214 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 39,22,489 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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