Covid-19 cases surpass 4 lakh, 15 more die in country...

Dhaka, Wednesday   19 May 2021

Covid-19 cases surpass 4 lakh, 15 more die in country

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:45 PM, 26 October 2020   Updated: 07:27 PM, 26 October 2020

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Fifteen more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 5,818 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 4,00,251 as 1,436 new cases were reported during the period. 

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

According to the release, a total of 13,758 samples were tested at 109 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. Besides, the recovery count rose to 3,16,600 after another 1,493 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.

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.