Country sees another 7 COVID deaths, 366 new cases...

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Country sees another 7 COVID deaths, 366 new cases

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:14 PM, 22 February 2021  

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Seven more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,356 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,43,717 as 366 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

Earlier on Sunday, 327 Covid-19 patients were detected while seven deaths related to the disease were reported.   

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release on Monday (February 22, 2021). 

According to the release, the recovery count rose to 492,059 after another 692 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period. 

A total of 11,051 samples were tested at 214 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 3.30 percent tested positive, while 13.73 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 90.50 percent of patients have recovered, while 1.54 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, 312,734 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 6,347 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 219 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of this afternoon, a total of 112,009,909 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,479,075 while 87,375,915 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data. 

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