Coronavirus: New deaths 57, cases 2177
Some 57 more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 11,450.
During the period, 2,177 more people were diagnosed with the virus, raising the total infection to 7,59,132, the health directorate said in a press release on Friday.
Of the total patients, 6,81,426 recovered, with 4,325 made recovery in the last 24 hours.
The daily count came from a test of 21,046 samples in the past day.
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 151,229,894 people and killed 3,182,037 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 128,645,457 across the world.