120 more die of Covid-19 in Bangladesh


Dhaka, Aug 21: Some 120 more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 25,143.

During the period, 3,991 more people contracted the virus, raising the total infection to 14,57,194, the health directorate said in a press release on Saturday.

The daily count came from a test of 23,882 samples in the past day.

Of the total patients, 13,55,421 recovered, with 7,666 made recovery in the last 24 hours.

Bangladesh first reported its COVID-19 cases on March 8 last year. Since then the country has been struggling to limit the 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.

To date, the epidemic infected 211,721,070 people and killed 4,431,783 across the globe, according to Worldometer, a website that compiles the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

However, the total number of people who recovered from the coronavirus pandemic reached 189,472,742 across the world.