Govt records 291 new Covid cases, 5 deaths

Special Correspondent Dhaka
Published: 7 December 2021, 05:31 PM | Updated: 7 December 2021, 06:39 PM
Govt records 291 new Covid cases, 5 deaths
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The government recorded 291 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths in the last 24 hours.

With this, the total infections in the country stood at 15,78,011 and fatalities rose to 28,010, the health directorate said in a press release on Tuesday.

The daily count came from a test of 20,014 samples in the past day.

Of the total patients, 15,42,908 recovered, with 308 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 266,849,437 people and killed 5,281,057 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 240,481,969 across the world.