Covid-19: 15 more deaths, 14828 new cases reported in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Jan 24: The death toll from Coronavirus has reached to 28,238 in Bangladesh as 15 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 14,828 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 1,699,964.

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

In the last 24 hours, 45,807 samples were examined and out of them 14,828 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 998 more recovered from the disease, taking the total recoveries to 1,557,859, the press release added.

Bangladesh reported its first three cases of COVID-19 on March 8 in 2020.

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 in 2020.

The deadly virus spread to 222 countries and territories, killing some 5,615,391 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 352,347,150 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 280,284,856 people recovered from the virus, the website said.