Covid-19 deaths, cases fall in 24hrs...

Dhaka, Friday   26 February 2021

Covid-19 deaths, cases fall in 24hrs

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:09 PM, 18 February 2021   Updated: 03:47 PM, 19 February 2021

Covid-19 deaths, cases fall in 24hrs

Covid-19 deaths, cases fall in 24hrs

Fifteen more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 8,329 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,42,268 as 391 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

Earlier on Wednesday, 443 COVID-19 patients were detected while 16 deaths related to the disease were reported.   

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release on Thursday (February 18, 2021).

A total of 14,603 samples were tested across the country in 24 hours.

At least 678 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period. The total number of recoveries now stands at 4,89,932. 

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.