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Bangladesh reports 21 COVID-19 deaths, 1602 new cases in last 24 hrs

NITN | @notintownlive | 18 May 2020

Bangladesh reports 21 COVID-19 deaths, 1602 new cases in last 24 hrs

Dhaka/UNI: Bangladesh on Monday reported 21 deaths and 1602 fresh coronavirus cases with 24 hours.

The death toll from coronavirus has reached 349, while the number of confirmed cases has surged to 23,870 in the country.

Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Health Directorate, revealed the information in the regular health bulletin through online on Monday.

In the last 24 hours, 9,788 samples were examined and out of them 1,602 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 212 more have made recovery from the disease, raising the total number to 4,585, she said.

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

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

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

The deadly virus spread to 213 countries and territories, killing some 316,860 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 4,815,707 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 1,863,381 people recovered from the virus, the website said.