Coronavirus: 16 die, 718 infected, 963 recover in 24 hours
The death toll from coronavirus has reached 7,819 as 16 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.
Besides, 718 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 524,020.
Directorate General of Health Services confirmed the information through a press release on Tuesday.
In the last 24 hours, 14,363 samples were examined and out of them 718 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 963 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 468,681 the press release added.
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 1,955,262 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.
As many as 91,395,103 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 65,412,361 people recovered from the virus, the website said.