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12:00 AM, May 08, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:47 AM, May 08, 2021

Covid Pandemic: One in every 10 samples tests positive in 24 hours

Shows DGHS data

One in every 10 samples tested Covid-19 positive in the country in 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday.

Another 1,682 positive cases were recorded during the period.

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Of each 100 patients, 1.54 people died from the deadly virus and 91.37 recovered, said a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services.

The country reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 last year. In the last 14 months, the total number of positive cases reached 770,842.

The current positivity rate is 9.89 percent, while the total positivity rate stands at 13.77 percent.

Yesterday, 37 more people died from Covid-19, according to the DGHS.

The total number of deaths is 11,833.

Some 17,013 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday.

At least 2,178 coronavirus patients have recovered during the period. The total number of recoveries now stands at 704,341 and the recovery rate now is 91.37 percent.

Of the 37 deceased, 23 were men and 14 women. Of them, one was aged between 31 and 40, five were within 41-50, 11 within 51-60, and 20 were above 60 years old, added the release.

Dhaka division has the highest number of death toll -- 6,879, while Mymensingh division has seen the lowest number of deaths -- 245.

Out of each one million people of the country, about 4,526 have so far been infected with coronavirus since March 8 last year.

During this period, nearly 70 people out of each one million died of Covid-19, added the DGHS.

Across the country, there are 12,048 general beds for Covid patients. Yesterday, 2,650 of the beds were occupied by patients. Out of the 1,072 ICU beds, 443 were occupied.

Till Thursday noon, 72.48 lakh people registered for vaccine shots and 58.19 lakh received their first doses and 33.13 lakh completed their second doses.

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