515 new cases, 14 more deaths logged in country...

Dhaka, Sunday   07 March 2021

515 new cases, 14 more deaths logged in country

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:40 PM, 26 January 2021   Updated: 06:19 PM, 26 January 2021

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As many as 14 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8055 in the country. Earlier, 18 deaths related to COVID-19 were reported yesterday. 

Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,32,916 as 515 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 602 COVID patients were detected yesterday.  

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release on Tuesday. 

According to the release, the recovery count rose to 477,426 after another 447 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period. 

A total of 14,401 samples were tested at 199 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. 

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 3.58 percent tested positive, while 14.87 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 89.59 percent patients have recovered, while 1.51 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.  

The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases. 

Meanwhile, 449,183 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 9,658 died from the pandemic in the last 24 hours. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period. 

The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of this afternoon, a total of 100,337,194 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,151,233 while 72,385,777 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.