COVID-19 in Bangladesh: 1 dies, 873 infected

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Dhaka, June 20: The death toll from Coronavirus has reached 29,132 in Bangladesh as 1 more person died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 873 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 1,957,200.

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

In the last 24 hours, 8,028 samples were examined and out of them 873 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 92 more recovered from the disease, taking the total recoveries to 1,905,899, 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 228 countries and territories, killing 6,340,982 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 544,361,080 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 519,742,805 people recovered from the virus, the website said.