Delhi: 281 lives were lost in one day

A relative reacts as others including a health worker lower the body of a man who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), for burial at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Coronavirus has killed 261 people in a single day in Delhi. The death toll rose to 22,411 people. In 24 hours, 6,138 people were newly identified. With this, the total number of identities in the country increased to 13 lakh 43 thousand 398 people.

This information was given in a notification of the Department of Health on Saturday (August 6) afternoon.
Earlier, 246 people died on Friday, 264 on Thursday (maximum), 241 on Wednesday, 235 on Tuesday, 246 on Monday and 231 on Sunday. On July 6, for the first time in the country, the death toll in Corona exceeded 200. 201 people died on this day. Since then, more than 200 people have been dying in Corona almost every day.

A statement from the health department said 18,373 people had recovered from the corona in 24 hours. So far, a total of 11 lakh 8 thousand 620 people have recovered.

Samples were collected from 31,602 people in 24 hours. 31 thousand 614 have been tested. The detection rate is 25.75 percent compared to the sample test. So far a total of 80 lakh 75 thousand 408 samples have been tested in the country. Compared to the total test, the detection rate is 16.64 percent.

According to the departmental analysis, 101 people died in 24 hours in Dhaka division. Besides, 72 people died in Chittagong, 6 in Rajshahi, 45 in Khulna, 12 in Barisal, 6 in Sylhet, 10 in Rangpur and 18 in Mymensingh.

As seen in men and women, 152 men and 109 women died in 24 hours. 3 of them died at home. One person was brought to the hospital dead. The rest died at the hospital. So far, 14,984 males and 7,438 females have died from the virus.

The age-based analysis found that 145 of those who died in 24 hours were over 60 years of age. In addition, 64 people aged 51 to 60, 26 people aged 41 to 50, 15 people aged 31 to 40, 8 people aged 21 to 30 and 1 person aged 11 to 20 died.

On March 8 last year, the first 3 people in the country were diagnosed with coronavirus. Ten days later, on March 17, the first person to die from the virus in the country.

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