28 more Covid-19 deaths reported in 24hrs

Special Correspondent Published: 24 September 2020, 04:04 PM | Updated: 24 September 2020, 04:11 PM
28 more Covid-19 deaths reported in 24hrs

The deaths related to the novel coronavirus stood at 5,072 in Bangladesh on Thursday, with 28 more fatalities in the past 24 hours.

During the period, 1,540 people newly caught the deadly virus, taking the country's tally to 3,55,384, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a press release.

The press statement said 12,900 samples were tested in the past day. With this, the number of total sample tests reached 18,75,537.

However, 2,139 more COVID-19 patients made recovery, bringing the total recovery to 2,65,092.

Bangladesh first reported its COVID-19 cases on March 8. Since then the country has been struggling to limit spread of the highly contagious virus.

Coronavirus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, and then spread to newer countries and territories.

As of Thursday, the epidemic infected 32,126,541 people and killed 982,442 across the globe, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

However, total number of people who recovered from the coronavirus pandemic reached 23,699,810 across the world.