Corona Update

13 more die, 912 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

10 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Thirteen more coronavirus infected patients died and 912 cases detected in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning. The death toll rose to 8,489.

The number of coronavirus cases has crossed 5.52 lakh across the country including in Dhaka as the daily death rate has also increased in the last 24 hours.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 912 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Tuesday, raising the total number to 5,52,087.     

Some 1,229 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 5,05,349 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 also has reached 91.53 percent, it added.

The health directorate said 13.20 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 5.13 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 17,973 samples, out of 17,775 collected, were tested at 219 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 41,80,938 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.