22 more die from COVID-19; 1541 new cases

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Dhaka, May 27: The death toll from coronavirus has reached 544 as 22 more people died in the last 24 hours.Besides, 1,541 more tested positive for coronavirus, raising the number of such cases to 38,292.

Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Health Directorate, said this while presenting the regular health bulletin through online on Wednesday.

In the last 24 hours, 8,015 samples were examined and out of them 1,541 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 346 more have made recovery from the disease, raising the total number to 7,925, 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 352,573 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 5,701,257 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 2,445,243 people recovered from the virus, the website said.

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