Corona Update

26 more die, 1,868 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

21 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Twenty six more coronavirus infected patients died and 1,868 cases were detected in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning. The death toll rose to 8,668.

The number of coronavirus cases has crossed 5.68 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), 1868 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Saturday, raising the total number to 5,68,706.    

Some 1,577 more patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 5,20,718 in the country till the day.

The DGHS data said the coronavirus death rate has stood at 1.52 percent. On the other hand, the recovery rate also has reached 91.56 percent.

The health directorate said 12.96 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 9.39 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 19,900 samples were tested at 219 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 43,88,011 samples have been tested so far to detect coronavirus infection across the country.

The first case of Covid-19 was detected on March 8, 2020 while the first death was recorded on March 18 in the same year in the country.


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