Bangladesh logs 2,293 new virus cases, another 31 die

  • News Desk,
    Published: 2020-12-01 15:42:13 BdST

Buyers are checking the quality of masks in the wholesale market under Babubazar Bridge in Old Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

Bangladesh has recorded 2,293 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 467,225.

The death toll surged to 6,675 after 31 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Tuesday, the government said in a statement.

The number of new recoveries outpaced active cases in the same period as another 2,513 patients recovered from the disease at home and in hospital care, bringing the total to 383,224.

Globally, over 63.29 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 1.46 million have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.