24 more die of Covid-19 in a day

Special Correspondent Dhaka
Published: 23 September 2021, 05:32 PM
24 more die of Covid-19 in a day
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Twenty four more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 27,337.

During the period, 1,144 more people contracted the virus, raising the total infection to 15,48,320, the health directorate said in a press release on Thursday.

The daily count came from a test of 24,820 samples in the past day.

Of the total patients, 15,07,789 recovered, with 1,653 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 230,964,399 people and killed 4,734,567 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 207,661,034 across the world.