Covid in Bangladesh: 1 dead, 239 infected in 24 hours

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Dhaka, Mar 15: The death toll from Coronavirus has reached 29,112 in Bangladesh as 1 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 239 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 1,949,725.

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

In the last 24 hours, 13,667 samples were examined and out of them 239 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 1,922 more recovered from the disease, taking the total recoveries to 1,862,808, 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 225 countries and territories, killing 6,067,236 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 458,717,288 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 392,152,731 people recovered from the virus, the website said.