Corona Update

5 more die, 350 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

21 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Five more coronavirus patients died and 350 new cases were detected in the country during the last 24 hours till Saturday morning. The death toll rose to 8,342.

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.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 350 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am Saturday, raising the total number to 543,024.     

Some 424 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 490,892.        

The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.54 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate also has reached 90.4 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 13.80 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 3.14 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 11,148 samples were tested at 214 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 39,33,637 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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