Corona Update

18 more die, 399 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

24 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The number of daily coronavirus deaths increased in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning while the total recovery rate has also gone up across the country, including in Dhaka.

Eighteen more coronavirus infected patients died and 399 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

With the fresh deaths, the death toll rose to 8,374 in the country.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 399 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 5,44,116.     

Some 828 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising   

the total number to 4,92,887.

The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.54 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate has reached 90.58 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 13.70 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 3.13 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 12,698 samples, out of 12,748 collected, were tested at 214 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 39,71,574 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.

 


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