248 more die of Covid-19 in a day

Women BD Desk: Some 248 more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 22,150.
During the period, 12,606 more people contracted the virus, raising the total infection to 13,35,260, the health directorate said in a press release on Friday.

The daily count came from a test of 48,015 samples in the past day.

Of the total patients, 11,72,437 recovered, with 15,494 made recovery in the last 24 hours.

Bangladesh first reported its COVID-19 cases on March 8 last year. Since then the country has been struggling to limit the spread of the highly contagious virus.

Coronavirus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year and then spread to newer countries and territories.

To date, the epidemic infected 201,881,221 people and killed 4,284,199 across the globe, according to Worldometer, a website that compiles the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

However, the total number of people who recovered from the coronavirus pandemic reached 181,609,502 across the world.

Women Bangladesh/BH