COVID-19 cases pass 90,000; 38 more die

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Dhaka, June 15: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh has passed 90,000 as 3,099 more people have been infected in the last 24 hours. The total number of the cases now stands at 90,619.Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Health Directorate, said while presenting the regular online briefing on Monday.

She said, 38 more died from the disease, taking the death toll to 1,209. In the last 24 hours, 15,038 samples were examined and out of them 3,099 got positive results for the virus.

Besides, 15,297 more have made recovery from the disease, raising the total number to 34,027, 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 435,871 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 8,013,218 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 4,137,194 people recovered from the virus, the website said.

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