Coronavirus in Bangladesh: Highest cases in a day; deaths cross 9000

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Dhaka, Mar 31: Bangladesh government on Wednesday reported 5,358 more coronavirus cases, the highest number of infections in a day, bringing the total number to 6,11,295.

In the last 24 hours, 52 new deaths from the virus were recorded. With this, the country’s coronavirus death tally stood at 9,046.

The health directorate made the disclosure in a press release today.

Of the total patients, 5,42,299 recovered, with 2,219 made recovery in the last 24 hours.

The daily count came from test of 26,931 samples in the past day.

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

Coronavirus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, and then its outbreak was seen across the world

However, the epidemic infected 128,905,910 people and killed 2,818,445 across the globe till date, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles coronavirus cases and deaths.

Total number of people who recovered from the deadly virus reached 104,008,438 across the world.