Dhaka, June 19: The number of coronavirus cases has reached 105,535 as 3,243 new cases have been detected in the last 24 hours. Besides, 45 more people died from the disease, raising the death toll to 1,388.
Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Health Directorate, said this during the daily health bulletin on Friday.
In the last 24 hours, 15,045 samples were examined and out of them 3,243 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 2,781 more have made recovery from the disease, raising the total number to 42,945, she said.
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 456,682 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.
As many as 8,596,037 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 4,546,893 people recovered from the virus, the website said.