11 die of COVID-19 in 24 hours

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Dhaka, Oct 11: The death toll from Coronavirus has reached 27,699 as 11 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 599 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 1,562,958.

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

In the last 24 hours, 24,193 samples were examined and out of them 599 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 634 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 1,524,467, 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 4,868,928 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 238,724,799 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 215,893,129 people recovered from the virus, the website said.