Bangladesh situation: 16 more die of Covid-19 in a day

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Dhaka, Oct 17: Sixteen more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 27,768.

During the period, 314 more people contracted the virus, raising the total infection to 15,65,488, the health directorate said in a press release on Sunday.

The daily count came from a test of 18,097 samples in the past day.

Of the total patients, 15,27,862 recovered, with 529 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 241,253,759 people and killed 4,911,685 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 218,487,813 across the world.