Bangladesh: 18 die of Coronavirus in 24 hours

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Dhaka, Oct 04: The death toll from COVID-19 has reached 27,591 as 18 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 794 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 1,558,758.

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

In the last 24 hours, 24,928 samples were examined and out of them 794 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 834 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 1,519,588, the press release added.

Bangladesh reported its first three cases of COVID-19 on March 8 last year.

The new coronavirus pandemic first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December in 2019.

The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11 last year.

The deadly virus spread to 220 countries and territories, killing some 4,817,469 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 235,782,836 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 212,655,410 people recovered from the virus, the website said.