Covid-19: Fresh deaths 54, cases 3883

Special Correspondent Dhaka
Published: 18 June 2021, 05:53 PM | Updated: 18 June 2021, 06:45 PM
Covid-19: Fresh deaths 54, cases 3883
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Some 54 more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 13,399.

During the period, 3,883 more people were diagnosed with the virus, raising the total infection to 8,44,970, the health directorate said in a press release on Friday.

Of the total patients, 7,78,421 recovered, with 1,955 made recovery in the last 24 hours.

The daily count came from a test of 20,882 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 178,270,675 people and killed 3,859,448 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 162,776,460 across the world.