50 more die, 3,319 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

16 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The number of daily deaths from coronavirus has been increasing day by day in the country as 50 more Covid-19 patients died and 3,319 new infection cases were detected in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 13,222 in the country with 50 new deaths. The total death rate has stood at 1.59 percent.

Some 3,319 infection cases were reported in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, raising the total number to 8,33,291. The daily infection rate reached 14.27 percent in the last 24 hours.

Some 2,243 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 7,71,073 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has stood at 92.53 percent.

The DGHS said 13.40 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 14.27 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.

A total of 23,265 samples, out of 23,953 collected, were tested at 512 labs in the country during the period, the report added. A total of 62,18,979 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 of infections and deaths started rising further from March 10. Highest 7,626 cases were reported on April 7 and record 112 deaths were registered on April 19.

The government has extended the ongoing lockdown until June 16 as there has been no substantial improvement in the Covid-19 situation.

Meanwhile, coronavirus infection cases and fatality rate have been increasing day by day in the bordering districts as the Indian variant of the coronavirus has spread in the areas recently.