Bangladesh reports lowest daily cases since May 9...

Dhaka, Saturday   23 January 2021

Bangladesh reports lowest daily cases since May 9

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:43 PM, 2 January 2021   Updated: 03:54 PM, 2 January 2021

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Bangladesh has reported 684 new cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest since May 9, when 636 coronavirus infections were reported. With this, the tally of infections has surged to 5,15,184 in the country. 

Besides, as many as 23 people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 7599 in the country. 

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release issued on Saturday (January 2, 2021). 

A total of 9701 samples were tested at 180 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. The recovery count rose to 4,59,620 after another 964 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, the release added. 

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

Meanwhile, 562,198 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 9,506 died from the pandemic in the last 24 hours. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period. 

The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of this afternoon, a total of 84,431,493 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,836,442 while 59,723,708 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.