Corona toll crosses 12,000

Staff Correspondent

12 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The numbers of daily coronavirus infection cases and deaths have been declining day by day as 1,230 new infection cases and 33 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 total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 12,005 in the country with 33 new deaths in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning. The total death rate has risen to 1.55 percent which was 1.54 percent on Monday.

The number of daily coronavirus deaths has declined in the last 24 hours as earlier it was 38 on Monday.

Some 1,230 infection cases were reported in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, raising the total number to 7,76,257. The daily infection rate has stood at 8.67 percent in the last 24 hours. Some 3,044 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 7,15,321 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has stood at 92.15 percent. The DGHS said 13.72 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 8.99 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 14,184 samples, out of 14,032 collected, were tested at 454 labs in the country during the period, the report added. A total of 56,61,926 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.

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.