One Covid death, 226 cases recorded in 24 hrs

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Dhaka, Aug 14: The Bangladesh government reported one COVID-19 death and 226 cases in the last 24 hours.

With this, the total number of fatalities remain at 29,313 and infections stood at 20,08,870.

The Directorate General of Health Services said this in a press release on Sunday.

The new cases were found after testing 5,226 samples in the past day.

During the period, 479 more patients recovered from the illness, taking the total recoveries to 19,51,322.

Bangladesh, however, first reported its coronavirus cases on March 8, 2020.

The virus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019 and then it spread to other countries.

To date, the epidemic infected 594,950,450 people and killed 6,453,982 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 virus reached 568,026,596 across the world.