26 more die from Coronavirus in 24 hours


Dhaka, Mar 15: The death toll from coronavirus has reached 8,571 as 26 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 1,773 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 559,168.

Directorate General of Health Services confirmed the information through a press release on Monday.

In the last 24 hours, 18,695 samples were examined and out of them 1,773 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 432 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 513,127, 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 2,666,412 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 120,473,383 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 97,019,781 people recovered from the virus, the website said.