Bangladesh reports 13 more Covid deaths

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Dhaka, Jan 15: Thirteen more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 7,062.

During the period, 762 more people were diagnosed with the virus, raising the total infection to 5,26,485, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a press release on Friday.

Of the total patients, 4,71,123 recovered, with 718 made recovery in the last 24 hours.

The daily count came from test of 13,618 samples in the past day. With this, a total of 34,31,792 samples have, so far, been tested.

Bangladesh first reported its COVID-19 cases on March 8. Since then the country has been struggling to limit 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.

Till date, the epidemic infected 93,611,176 people and killed 2,004,431 across the globe, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

However, total number of people who recovered from the coronavirus pandemic reached 66,916,472 across the world.

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