Corona Update

50 more die, 1,742 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

6 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The number of daily coronavirus infection cases has been declining day by day as 50 deaths and 1,742 new infection cases were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

This is the lowest number of deaths recorded in the time since April 2.

According to data of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the number of coronavirus death has been increasing day by day across the country as 2,016 Covid-19 patients died in last 24 days.

Among the 50 deceased, 32 were men and 18 were women. Of them, two were within 31-40 years old; five were between 41-50 years; 13 within 51-60; and 30 were above 60 years old.

Among the fresh deaths, 35 died in different government hospitals and 12 in different private hospitals and three died at home, across the country.

Of the deceased, 28 hailed from Dhaka, 16 from Chattogram, one from Rajshahi, three from Khulna and two from Sylhet division.

The DGHS said the total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 11,755 with 50 new deaths in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning. The total death rate has risen to 1.53 percent.

Some 1,742 infection cases were reported in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning, raising the total number to 7,67338. The daily infection rate has stood at 8.59 percent in the last 24 hours.

Some 3,433 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 6,98,465 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has stood 91.02 percent.

The DGHS said 13.80 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 8.59 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 20,284 samples, out of 20,217 collected, were tested at 427 labs in the country during the period, the report added. A total of 55,60,678 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.