Dhaka, May 19 : With the highest single-day spike of 1,251 cases in the past 24 hours, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh mounted to 25,121 on Tuesday. Besides, the death toll from the dreaded virus has reached 370 as 21 more succumbed to it since yesterday, Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Health Directorate, said this in the regular health bulletin through online today. In the last 24 hours, 8,449 samples were examined and out of them 1,251 got positive results for the virus.
Apart from, 408 more have made recovery from the disease, raising the total number to 4,993, 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 213 countries and territories, killing some 320,369 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it. As many as 4,905,876 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 1,916,390 people have recovered from the virus, the website said. (UNI)