Covid-19: Bangladesh sees 2,856 new cases, 50 more deaths

Bangladesh on Thursday recorded 50 more deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, mounting the death tally to 2,801.The health authorities registered 2,856 new cases after testing 12,398 samples in the period, taking the total cases to 2,16,110.
Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin broadcast from Mohakhali.
The Health Ministry data show 2,006 patients have been cured from the infection, putting the total recovery to 1,19,208.
As the country has been recording a high number of Covid-19 cases in recent weeks, even after the number of tests had gone down, the government on Tuesday ordered its citizens to wear masks whenever they go out of homes to limit the transmission of coronavirus.
Global coronavirus situation
The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases across the globe reached 15,232,830 as of Thursday with over 623,507 deaths, according to the tally of US-based Johns Hopkins University.
Besides, the recovery from the coronavirus rose to 8,646,474 globally.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December late last year in Wuhan.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a pandemic on March 11, reports UNB.