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Covid-19: 16 more die, 316 infected in country 

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:55 PM, 8 February 2021   Updated: 04:56 PM, 8 February 2021

Covid-19: 16 more die, 316 infected in country 

Covid-19: 16 more die, 316 infected in country 

Sixteen more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,221 in the country. Earlier, 15 deaths related to COVID-19 were reported yesterday.

Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,38,378 as 316 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 292 COVID patients were detected yesterday.  

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release on Monday (February 8, 2021). 

According to the release, the recovery count rose to 4,83,931 after another 559 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period. 

In the past 24 hours, 13,762 samples were tested at 206 authorized laboratories across the country.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 2.30 percent tested positive, while 14.31 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 89.89 percent of patients have recovered, while 1.53 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. 

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