Dhaka, May 13: Bangladesh saw a big jump in coronavirus cases on Wednesday as the health authorities confirmed the detection of 1,162 new patients in the last 24 hours, raising the total cases to 17,822 till Wednesday morning.“Besides, the deadly virus claimed 19 more lives during the period, taking the death toll in the country to 269,” said Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana at its daily online briefing.
In the last 24 hours, 41 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 7,900 samples, she added.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 while the first death on March 18 last.
The global death tally from coronavirus pandemic reached 292,816 as of Wednesday morning.
Since the virus was first reported in China in December last year, it has so far infected 4,340,058 people globally, according to Worldometer.
So far, 1,602,155 people have recovered from COVID-19.
The virus is affecting 212 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.