166 more die of Covid-19 in 24 hrs

Special Correspondent Dhaka
Published: 23 July 2021, 05:44 PM | Updated: 23 July 2021, 06:09 PM
166 more die of Covid-19 in 24 hrs

Some 166 more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 18,851.

During the period, 6,364 more people were diagnosed with the virus, raising the total infection to 11,46,564, the health directorate said in a press release on Friday.

The daily count came from a test of 20,493 samples in the past day.

Of the total patients, 9,75,616 recovered, with 9,006 made recovery in the last 24 hours.

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 193,564,933 people and killed 4,154,715 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 175,847,277 across the world.