Corona Update

22 more die, 1,292 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

28 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Twenty-two more people died of coronavirus infections and 1,292 cases were detected in the country during the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.

The numbers of daily coronavirus infection cases and deaths have risen during this time.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 12,480 with 22 new deaths. The total death rate has stood at 1.57 percent.

Some 1,292 infection cases were reported in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the total number to 7,94,985. The daily infection rate has declined to 8.12 percent in the last 24 hours.

Some 1291 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 7,35,157 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has stood 92.47 percent.

The DGHS said 13.50 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 8.12 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 15,915 samples, out of 15,710 collected, were tested at 497 labs in the country during the period, the report added. A total of 58,87,268 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.

Earlier, Bangladesh on Wednesday recorded the lowest number of deaths in 68-days as the country saw the fatality of 17 Covid-19 patients in 24 hours while the number of infection was 1,497 in the same time.

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 30 further.