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Bangladesh again logs more than 3500 cases in 24hrs

25 more die from COVID

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:26 PM, 24 March 2021   Updated: 09:01 PM, 24 March 2021



Bangladesh has again recorded 3567 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. With this, the tally of infections has surged to 580,808 in the country. 

Besides, as many as 25 more COVID-19 patients have died during the past 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,763 in the country, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a press release on Wednesday (March 24, 2021).

The recovery count rose to 529,909 after another 3915 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, said the release. 

A total of 27,502 samples were tested at 219 authorized laboratories across the country during the time, it added. 

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

China was the world’s first country which on January 11, 2020, reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province. 

As of this afternoon, a total of 2,748,435 people have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are currently 124,905,056 confirmed cases in 219 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.