Govt records 177 new Covid cases, 5 deaths in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Dec 11: The government recorded 177 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths in the last 24 hours.

With this, the total infections in the country stood at 15,78,996 and fatalities rose to 28,022, the health directorate said in a press release on Saturday.

The daily count came from a test of 15,632 samples in the past day.

Of the total patients, 15,43,862 recovered, with 122 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 269,543,846 people and killed 5,314,669 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 242,482,440 across the world.