11 more die, 606 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

8 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The number of coronavirus cases has crossed 5.5 lakh across the country, including in Dhaka, as the number of recovery cases from the deadly virus has been increasing day by day.

Eleven more coronavirus infected patients died and 606 new cases

were detected in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning. With the fresh deaths, the number of deaths from coronavirus rose to 8,462 in the country.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 606 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Sunday, raising the total number to 5,50,330.

Some 1,037 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 5,03,003 in the country till the day.

The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.54 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate has reached 91.40 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 13.27 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 4.30 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 14,054 samples, out of 14,092 collected, were tested at 219 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 41,46,205 samples have been tested so far to detect coronavirus infection across the country.

The first case of Covid-19 was detected in the country on March 8 last year while the first death was recorded on March 18.


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