Coronavirus: New deaths 61, cases 1914

Special Correspondent Dhaka
Published: 4 May 2021, 03:47 PM | Updated: 4 May 2021, 04:29 PM
Coronavirus: New deaths 61, cases 1914

Some 61 more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 11,705.

During the period, 1,914 more people were diagnosed with the virus, raising the total infection to 7,65,596, the health directorate said in a press release on Tuesday.

Of the total patients, 6,95,032 recovered, with 3,870 made recovery in the last 24 hours.

The daily count came from a test of 21,984 samples in the past day.

Bangladesh first reported its COVID-19 cases on March 8 last year. Since then the country has been struggling to limit the 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.

To date, the epidemic infected 154,227,689 people and killed 3,228,046 across the globe, according to Worldometer, a website that compiles the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

However, the total number of people who recovered from the coronavirus pandemic reached 131,660,951 across the world.