COVID-19 claims 5 more lives, infects 350...

Dhaka, Monday   01 March 2021

COVID-19 claims 5 more lives, infects 350

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:24 PM, 20 February 2021   Updated: 04:27 PM, 20 February 2021

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Five more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,342 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 543,024 as 350 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release on Saturday (February 20, 2021).

A total of 11,148 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours.

At least 424 COVID-19 patients have recovered during the period. The total number of recoveries now stands at 4,90,892.

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 219 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.