Dhaka, May 11 : Bangladesh registered its highest single-day increase in the coronavirus cases with 1,034 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 15,691. The country also recorded eleven more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total death count to 239. Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Health Directorate, said this while presenting the regular health bulletin online on Monday.
In the last 24 hours, 7,208 samples were examined and out of them 1,034 got positive results for the virus. 252 more have also recovered, raising the number of cured patients to 2,902, she said. Bangladesh reported its first three cases of COVID-19 on March 8. The new coronavirus pandemic first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year. The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.
The deadly virus spread to 212 countries and territories, killing some 284,034 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it. As many as 4,196,784 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 1,500,385 people recovered from the virus, the website said. (UNI)