Update March 8, 2021

Dhaka 2-58 am, 19-April, 2021

Country reports 14 COVID-19 deaths, 845 fresh cases

Mirajul Moin Joy

Bangladesh on Monday confirmed 14 more deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising death toll to 8,476.

During this timeline, 845 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 5,51,175.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of DGHS, on Monday afternoon.

Health authorities also reported 1,017 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 5,04,606.

In the last 24 hours, 219 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 16,660 samples and tested 16,958.

With this, a total of 41,63,163 samples were tested in the country.

Among the newly deceased, 10 were male and four female. Of them, six are from Dhaka, and eight from Chattogram divisions.

The infection rate is 4.98 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 13.24 per cent.

So far, the recovery rate is 91.46 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.54 per cent.

China reported first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province, on January 11 last year.

Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18 the same year.

According to Worldometer’s COVID-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 26,06,689 people globally and infected 11,75,00,802 as of today afternoon.

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