Bangladesh reports 528 new cases, 17 more deaths...

Dhaka, Tuesday   02 March 2021

Bangladesh reports 528 new cases, 17 more deaths

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:22 PM, 27 January 2021   Updated: 04:41 PM, 27 January 2021

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As many as 17 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8072 in the country. Earlier, 14 deaths related to COVID-19 were reported yesterday. 

Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,33,444 as 528 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 515 COVID patients were detected yesterday.  

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

According to the release, the recovery count rose to 477,935 after another 509 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.  Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 3.36 percent tested positive, while 14.82 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, 528,755 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 15,939 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 100,913,073 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,169,344 while 72,951,857 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.