Coronavirus death tally climbs to 4,668

Special Correspondent: The deaths related to the novel coronavirus reached 4,668 in Bangladesh on Friday as the country recorded 34 more fatalities from the virus in the past 24 hours.

During the period, 1,792 people newly caught the deadly virus, taking the country’s tally to 3,34,762, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a press release.

The press statement said 14,747 samples were tested in the past day. With this, the number of total sample tests reached 17,04,758.

However, 2,474 more COVID-19 patients made recovery, bringing the total recovery to 2,36,024.

Bangladesh first reported its COVID-19 cases on March 8. Since then the country has been struggling to limit 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.

As of Friday, the epidemic infected 28,354,459 people and killed 914,300 across the globe, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

However, total number of people who recovered from the coronavirus pandemic reached 20,359,865 across the world.

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