Bangladesh confirms 47 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hrs 2,666 fresh cases


Dhaka, July 12: Forty-seven more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 2,352. A total of 5,580 more recovered from the disease. The total number of recovered patients now stands at 93614.

Besides, the confirmed coronavirus cases in the country reached 183,795 as 2,666 more cases were detected in the last 24 hours.

In the last 24 hours, 11,059 samples were examined and out of them 2,666 got positive results for the virus, Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Health Directorate, said, during a press briefing on Sunday.

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 567,914 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 12,856,364 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 7,488,194 people recovered from the virus, the website said.