Corona Update

61 more die, 1,914 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

5 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The number of daily coronavirus infection cases has been declining day by day as 1,914 new cases and 61 deaths were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

According to data of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the number of coronavirus deaths has been increasing day by day across the country as 1,966 Covid-19 patients died in the last 23 days.

Among the 61 deceased, 36 were men and 25 were women. Of them, one was within 11-20 years old; three were within 31-40 years old; two within 41-50 years; 11 within 51-60; and 44 were above 60 years old.

Of the fresh deaths, 43 died in different government hospitals and 16 in different private hospitals while two died at home across the country.

Of the deceased, 28 hailed from Dhaka, 18 from

Chattogram, seven from Rajshahi, one from Khulna, two from Barishal, two from Rangpur, one from Mymensingh and two from Sylhet division.

The DGHS said the total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 11,705 with 61 new deaths in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning. The total death rate has risen to 1.53 percent.

Some 1,914 infection cases were reported in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, raising the total number to 7,65,596. The daily infection rate has stood at 8.71 percent in the last 24 hours.

Some 3,870 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 6,95,032 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has stood at 90.78 percent.

The DGHS said 13.82 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 8.71 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 21,984 samples, out of 21,914 collected, were tested at 420 labs in the country during the period, the report added. A total of 55,40,394 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.