Coronavirus: 26 more die, 1555 infected

Special Correspondent Published: 20 September 2021, 06:06 PM | Updated: 20 September 2021, 06:14 PM
Coronavirus: 26 more die, 1555 infected

The death toll from COVID-19 has reached 27,251 as 26 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 1,555 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 1,544,238.

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

In the last 24 hours, 27,431 samples were examined and out of them 1,555 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 1,565 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 1,503,106, 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 4,707,310 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 229,380,698 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 206,050,603 people recovered from the virus, the website said.