Coronavirus: 34 die, 1282 infected, 2247 recover in 24 hours


Dhaka, Sept 12: The death toll from coronavirus has reached 4,702 as 34 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 1282 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 336,044.

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

In the last 24 hours, 10,723 samples were examined and out of them 1,282 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 2,247 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 238,271, the press release added.

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 920,264 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 28,684,043 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 20,598,598 people recovered from the virus, the website said.