Coronavirus: Bangladesh reports 30 more deaths

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Dhaka, Dec 26: Thirty more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 7,428.

During the period, 864 more people were diagnosed with the virus, raising the total infection to 5,08,099.

Of the total patients, 4,50,488 recovered, with 1,685 made recovery in the last 24 hours.

The daily count came from test of 9,512 samples in the past day. With this, total sample test stood at 31,59,260.

Bangladesh first reported its COVID-19 cases on March 8. Since then the country has been struggling to limit spread of the highly contagious virus.

Coronavirus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, and then spread to newer countries and territories.

As of Saturday, the epidemic infected 80,275,264 people and killed 1,759,049 across the globe, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

However, total number of people who recovered from the coronavirus pandemic reached 56,543,207 across the world.