Five Covid deaths, 480 cases recorded in 24 hrs
The Bangladesh government reported five COVID-19 deaths and 480 cases in the last 24 hours.
With this, the total number of fatalities increased to 29,368, and infections stood at 20,25,677.
The Directorate General of Health Services said this in a press release on Saturday.
The new cases were found after testing 3,141 samples in the past day.
During the period, 443 patients recovered from the illness, taking the total recoveries to 19,65,631.
Bangladesh, however, first reported its coronavirus cases on March 8, 2020.
The virus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019 and then it spread to other countries.
To date, the epidemic infected 623,061,379 people and killed 6,549,624 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 virus reached 602,816,129 across the world.