The number of deaths from coronavirus infection hit all-time record in the country on Thursday as 74 patients died of the deadly pathogen during the last 24 hours.
According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 6,854 new infection cases have been detected and 74 more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.Earlier, 7,626 cases were reported on Wednesday, 7,213 cases 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 10th consecutive day yesterday.
The DGHS data says the total number of infection cases has increased to 666,132 with the detection of 6,854 new cases. The number of daily infection cases has declined in the last 24 hours as earlier it was 7,626 on Wednesday.
The total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 9,521 with 74 new deaths in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning as the death rate has stood at 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 declined to 20.65 per cent on April 8, 22.02 per cent on April 7, 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 3,391 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 5,65,030 in the country till the day. The recovery rate declined 84.82 per cent which was 85.19 per cent on 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 13.55 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 20.65 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.
A total of 33,328 samples, out of 33,193 collected, were tested at 243 labs in the country during the period, the report added.
A total of 49,15,758 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.