21 more die of COVID-19, 2111 new infected in country...

Dhaka, Monday   18 January 2021

21 more die of COVID-19, 2111 new infected in country

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:58 PM, 18 November 2020   Updated: 03:38 PM, 19 November 2020

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As many as 19 people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 6275 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 4,38,795 as 2111 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release issued on Wednesday. 

According to the release, a total of 16,469 samples were tested at 113 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Besides, the recovery count rose to 3,54,788 after another 1893 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.  

Among the new fatalities, 14 are male and seven are female. 

The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases. 

The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of this afternoon, a total of 55,988,325 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,344,367 while 39,002,391 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.