246 die of Coronavirus in 24 hours

Special Correspondent Published: 2 August 2021, 06:17 PM | Updated: 2 August 2021, 06:26 PM
246 die of Coronavirus in 24 hours

The death toll from COVID-19 has reached 21,162 as 246 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 15,989 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 12,80,317.

Directorate General of Health Services confirmed the information through a press release on Monday.

In the last 24 hours, 53,462 samples were examined and out of them 15,989 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 15,482 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 11,08,748, the press release added.

Bangladesh reported its first three cases of COVID-19 on March 8 last year.

The new coronavirus pandemic first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December in 2019.

The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11 last year.

The deadly virus spread to 220 countries and territories, killing some 4,243,669 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 199,160,207 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 179,739,944 people recovered from the virus, the website said.