Daily Covid-19 death increases in country...

Dhaka, Tuesday   09 March 2021

Daily Covid-19 death increases in country

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:43 PM, 25 December 2020   Updated: 06:23 PM, 25 December 2020

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As many as 20 people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 7398 in the country. Yesterday, 19 died from the disease. 

Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,07,265 as 1163 new cases were confirmed during the period. Meanwhile, 1234 Covid-19 patients were diagnosed yesterday. 

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release issued on Friday (December 25, 2020). 

A total of 13,695 samples were tested at 163 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 4,48,803 after another 2,113 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, the release added. 

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 8.49 percent tested positive, while 16.11 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 88.47 percent patients have recovered, while 1.46 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, 673,249 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 11,837 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 79,819,547 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,751,187 while 56,205,249 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.  

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