Bangladesh sees 2,733 new coronavirus cases, 39 deaths


Dhaka, July 16: Thirty-nine more people died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 2,496.

Besides, the number of COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh has reached 196,323 as 2,733 more tested positive for the virus.

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

In the last 24 hours, 12,889 samples were examined and out of them 2,733 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 1,940 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 106,963.

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 587,231 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 13,714,771 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 8,169,424 people recovered from the virus, the website said.