The number of coronavirus cases has reached 5.53 lakh across the country, including in Dhaka, while the daily death rate has increased in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning.
Seven more coronavirus infected patients died in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning. With the fresh deaths, the number of deaths from the deadly virus rose to 8,496 in the country.According to Direc-torate General of Health Services (DGHS), 1,018 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 5,53,105.
Some 1,264 more patients have recovered
from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 5,06,613 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 91.59 percent, it added.
The health directorate said 13.18 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 5.98 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.
A total of 17,299 samples, out of 17,032 collected, were tested at 219 labs in the country during the period, the report added.A total of 41,97,970 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.