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Corona Update

7 more die, 247 cases detected

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 5 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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7 more die, 247 cases detected

Seven more people died of corona infections and 247 cases were detected in the country during the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.

Though the country’s coronavirus situation remains stable as the daily infection rate remains below 2 percent and the number of death remains below 10 for the last few weeks.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 247 infection cases were detected and 7 patients died of the deadly pathogen in the last 24hours till Thursday morning.

The daily coronavirus infection rate remains below 2 percent for last few weeks as 1.32 percent infection rate was reported on Thursday.

It was 1.31 percent on Wednesday, 1.14 percent on Tuesday, 1.08 percent on Monday, 1.22 percent on Sunday, 1.25 percent on Saturday and 1.71 percent on Friday.

For the 31 consecutive days the country reported daily positivity rate below 3 percent. The infection rate was below 4 percent for 36 days in a row and below 5 percent for the last 45 consecutive days. The number of daily cases was reported below 500 for the last 22 days in a row.

During the second wave of the coronavirus infection, the highest of 264 deaths was recorded in the country on August 5 and August 10 while the highest of 16,230 cases were reported on July 28.

The number of total infections has risen to 15,70,485 with the overall positivity rate 15.06 percent. Some 18,690 samples were tested in the last 24 hours to detect the infection cases.

The national death toll has increased to 27,887 with a case fatality rate of 1.78 per cent. The number of death remains below 10 for last 18 consecutive days.

At the same time, the recovery rate continued to improve in the country reaching 97.70 percent with the recuperation of a good number of Covid-19 patients every day.

Some 227 more Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the total number of recoveries to 15,34,300.

The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.