Corona Update

63 more die, 7,626 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

8 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Sixty-three more people died of coronavirus infection and 7,626 new cases were detected during the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

The number of coronavirus infection cases has again broken all previous records on Wednesday as the new cases have crossed 7,000 for fourth consecutive days in the country.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 7,626 new infection

cases have been detected and 63 more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

Earlier, 7,213 cases were reported on Tuesday, 7,075 on Monday, 7,087 on Sunday, 5,863 on Saturday, 6,830 on Friday, 6,469 on Thursday, 5,358 on Wednesday, 5,042 on Tuesday and 5,181 on Monday.

However, the number of coronavirus infections in a single day crossed a 5,000-mark for the ninth consecutive day yesterday.

The DGHS data says the total number of infection cases has increased to 659,278 with the detection of 7,626 new cases.

The total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 9,447 with 63 new deaths in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning as the death rate has declined to 1.43 per cent which was 1.44 per cent on Tuesday, 1.45 per cent on Monday, 1.46 percent on Saturday and 1.48 per cent on Friday.

Previously, the highest 66 deaths from the deadly pathogen was reported here on April 6.

However, the daily infection detection rate has risen to 22.02 per cent in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning which was 21.02 per cent on April 6, 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 3,256 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 5,61,639 in the country till the day.

The recovery rate declined 85.19 per cent in the last 24 hours till Wednesday, 85.69 per cent on Tuesday, which was 86.19 per cent till Monday morning, 86.68 on Sunday, 87.23 on Saturday, 87.64 on Friday, 88.21 on Thursday, 88.73 on Wednesday, 89.15 on Tuesday and 89.54 on Monday.

The DGHS said 13.50 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 22.02 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 34,668 samples, out of 34,630 collected, were tested at 237 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 48,82,565 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 April 7.

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