Coronavirusin Bangladesh: 15 die, 1436 infected, 1493 recover in 24 hours


Dhaka, Oct 26: The death toll from coronavirus has reached 5,818 as 15 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 1,436 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 400,251.

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

In the last 24 hours, 13,758 samples were examined and out of them 1,436 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 1,493 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 316,600, 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 1,159,729 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 43,385,598 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 31,921,222 people recovered from the virus, the website said.