Corona Update

36 more die, 1,457 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

21 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Thirty-six more people died of coronavirus infections and 1,457 new cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.

The numbers of daily coronavirus infections and deaths have declined insignificantly.

According to data of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 12,284 with 36 new deaths. The total death rate stands at 1.56 percent. Some 1,457 infection cases were reported in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the total number to 7,85194. The daily infection rate has stood at 7.50 percent in the last 24 hours.

Some 1,378 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 7,27,510 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has stood 92.65 percent.

The DGHS said 13.60 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 7.50 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 19,437 samples, out of 19,425 collected,  were tested at 482 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 57,74,883 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 23 further.