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

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Dhaka, Oct 24: Nine more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 27,823.

During the period, 275 more people contracted the virus, raising the total infection to 15,67,692, the health directorate said in a press release on Sunday.

The daily count came from a test of 18,485 samples in the past day.

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 244,226,978 people and killed 4,961,726 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 221,273,492 across the world.