Coronavirus: 31 more die in 24 hours

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Dhaka, Sept 13: The death toll from coronavirus has reached 4,733 as 31 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 1,476 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 337,520.

Directorate General of Health Services said in a press release on Sunday.

In the last 24 hours, 12,999 samples were examined and out of them 1,476 got positive results for the virus.

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 924,878 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 28,960,976 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 20,840,856 people recovered from the virus, the website said.

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