Bangladesh registers 31 more deaths, over 1000 new cases...

Dhaka, Sunday   17 January 2021

Bangladesh registers 31 more deaths, over 1000 new cases

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:42 PM, 7 January 2021   Updated: 05:28 PM, 7 January 2021

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As many as 31 people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 7718 in the country. Earlier, 17 deaths from the disease were registered yesterday. 

Besides, 1007 new cases were reported during the time. With this, the tally of infections has surged to 5,19,905 in the country. On the other hand, 991 people were diagnosed with the virus yesterday. 

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release issued on Thursday (January 7, 2021). 

A total of 15,381 samples were tested at 181 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. With this, a total of 33,17,810 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country.  

Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 4,64,446 after another 966 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period. 

Among the 31 deaths, 21 are male and 10 female, the press release said adding one is in his 20s, two are in their 30s, two in their 40s, five in their 50s while 20 are above 60 years and one is between 11 years to 20 years. According to the division-wise data, 18 deaths took place in Dhaka division and the rests are in other divisions. 

Among the total 7,718 fatalities, 4,253 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1,426 in Chattogram division, 445 in Rajshahi division, 538 in Khulna division, 239 in Barishal division, 294 in Sylhet division, 350 in Rangpur division and 176 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release. 

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

Meanwhile, 781,450 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 14,578 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 87,722,558 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,893,119 while 63,204,242 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.