Corona Update

56 more die, 1,386 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

10 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Fifty-six more people died of coronavirus infections and 1,386 new cases were detected in the country during the last 24 hours till Sunday.

According to data of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 11,934 with 56 new deaths in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning. The total death rate has risen to 1.54 percent.

The number of daily coronavirus death has increased in the last 24 hours as earlier it was 45 on Saturday.

Some 1,386 infection cases were reported in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning, raising the total number to 7,73513.

The daily infection rate has stood at 8.19 percent in the last 24 hours.

Some 3,329 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 7,10,162 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has stood at 91.81 percent.

The DGHS said 13.74 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 8.19 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 16,915 samples, out of 16,775 collected, were tested at 454 labs in the country during the period, the report added. A total of 56,30,894 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 in the same year in the country.

Both infections and deaths from coronavirus started to decline from the first week of July last year and the fall continued till the first week of March this year.

However, the numbers started rising further from March 10. Highest 7,626 cases were reported on April 7 and record 112 deaths were registered on April 19.

Following a fresh surge in both infections and deaths from the deadly pathogen, the government enforced a lockdown which has been extended until May 16.