Govt records 269 new Covid cases, 1 death in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Dec 10: The government recorded 269 new COVID-19 cases and one death in the last 24 hours.

With this, the total infections in the country stood at 15,78,819 and fatalities rose to 28,017, the health directorate said in a press release on Friday.

The daily count came from a test of 20,052 samples in the past day.

Of the total patients, 15,43,740 recovered, with 249 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 268,257,568 people and killed 5,305,749 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 241,994,975 across the world.