Bangladesh reports 19 Covid-19 deaths, 1234 fresh cases


Dhaka, Dec 24: Bangladesh recorded 19 Covid-19 deaths and 1,234 fresh cases overnight.

The country’s death toll from the virus now stands at 7,378 and the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 506,102, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

2,345 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 446,690 with an 88.26 percent recovery rate.

The country’s first Covid-19 case was reported on March 8 this year and the first death from the virus was reported on March 18.

China was the world’s first country which on January 11 reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.