Corona Update

52 more die, 7,075 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

6 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Fifty-two more people died of coronavirus and 7,075 new cases were detected during the last 24 hours till Monday morning.

The number of coronavirus cases has crossed 7,000 for the second consecutive days as 7,075 new infection cases have been detected during this time.

Earlier, 7,087 cases were reported on Sunday, 5,863 cases on Saturday, 6,830 on Friday, 6,469 on Thursday, 5,358 on Wednesday, 5,042 on Tuesday and 5,181 on Monday. The number of coronavirus infections in a single day crossed a 5,000-mark for the seventh consecutive day yesterday.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) says the total number of infection cases has increased to 644,439 with the detection of 7,075 new cases.

However, the daily infection detection rate has risen to 23.40 per cent on April 5, 23.07 per cent on April 4, 23.15 per cent on April 3, which was 23.28 per cent on April 2, 22.94 percent on April 1.

Some 2,932 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 555,414 in the country till the day.

The recovery rate declined 86.19 per cent in the last 24 hours till Monday morning which was 86.68 per cent on Sunday, 87.23 per cent on Saturday, 87.64 per cent on Friday, 88.21 per cent on Thursday, 88.73 per cent on Wednesday, 89.15 on Tuesday and 89.54 percent on Monday.

The DGHS said 13.39 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 23.40 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 31,979 samples, out of 30,239 collected, were tested at 227 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 48,13,624 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 the same year in the country.

The number of coronavirus tests and new infection case detections started to decline in the first week of July last year and the fall continued till the first week of March this year.

However, the infections and deaths started rising further from March 10 and jumped to the highest single-day cases on Sunday.

The DGHS said it has identified 31 districts of the country as highly transmitted areas.