Bangladesh logs 399 new virus cases, another 18 die

  • News Desk,
    Published: 2021-02-23 15:47:36 BdST

A swab stick sits inside a sterilised test tube after collection of COVID-19 samples from a patient. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

Bangladesh has detected 399 new cases of the coronavirus in a 24-hour period, taking the tally of infections to 544,116.

The death toll climbed to 8,374 after 18 fatalities from COVID-19 were registered until 8 am Tuesday, according to data released by the government.

Another 828 people recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in hospital care in the same period, bringing the tally of recoveries to 492,887.

Globally, over 111.75 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 2.47 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.