Coronavirus: 24 die, 1193 infected, 1495 recover in Bangladesh


Dhaka, Oct 11: The death toll from coronavirus has reached 5,524 as 24 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 1,193 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 378,266.

Directorate General of Health Services said in a press release on Sunday.

In the last 24 hours, 9,467 samples were examined and out of them 1,193 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 1,495 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 292,860, the press release added.

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 1,078,007 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 37,506,939 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 28,147,462 people recovered from the virus, the website said.