Covid-19 in Bangladesh: New deaths 18, cases 399

Special Correspondent Published: 23 February 2021, 04:20 PM | Updated: 23 February 2021, 04:24 PM
Covid-19 in Bangladesh: New deaths 18, cases 399

Eighteen more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 8,374.

During the period, 399 more people were diagnosed with the virus, raising the total infection to 5,44,116, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a press release on Tuesday.

Of the total patients, 4,92,787 recovered, with 828 made recovery in the last 24 hours.

The daily count came from test of 12,748 samples in the past day.

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.

Till date, the epidemic infected 112,323,592 people and killed 2,487,104 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 87,856,323 across the world.