Lowest 7 coronavirus deaths in 30 weeks

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Dhaka, Oct 08: Bangladesh reported 7 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, hitting the lowest fatalities in 30 weeks.

With this, the country’s coronavirus deaths stood at 27,654, the health directorate said in a press release on Friday.

Earlier on March 6, the government recorded 6 deaths from the virus in a day.

In the past 24 hours, 645 people newly contracted the virus, taking the tally to 15,61,463.

The daily count came from a test of 23,302 samples in the past day.

Of the total patients, 15,22,591 recovered, with 814 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 237,632,869 people and killed 4,851,284 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 214,716,266 across the world.