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12:00 AM, April 02, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:04 AM, April 02, 2021

Daily Covid cases hit record high

6,469 more test positive, 59 die

A total of 65,079 people were found infected with Covid-19 last month, but over 48,000 of them tested positive in just the last 14 days.

The number of Covid-19 cases is skyrocketing and 6,469 new infections were recorded yesterday, the highest ever in the country. The total number of people infected is now 6,17,764.

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The DGHS monthly Covid-19 case data shows that after last August, the highest number of cases was registered in last month.

Detected first in March last year, the country saw a steep rise in the number of cases in June when a total of 98,330 cases were registered. The infection rate remained high until August when 75,335 got Covid.

Meanwhile, 59 people died from Covid-19 during the 24 hours ending at 8:00am yesterday, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services.

This is the highest number of deaths recorded in a single day in more than nine months and the second-highest ever. On June 30, Covid took the lives of 64 people.

With this, the total number of deaths reached 9,105 and the death rate stood at 1.47 percent.

The current positivity rate is 22.94 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.15 percent.

Some 28,198 samples were tested across the country in the 24 hours.

At least 2,539 Covid-19 patients also recovered during this period.

The total number of recoveries now stands at 5,44,938 and the recovery rate at 88.21 percent.

Among the 59 deceased, 35 were men and 24 women. One was 21-30 years old, four within 31-40, 11 between 41 and 50, 13 within 51-60 and 30 were above 60 years old, added the release.

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