39 more die from coronavirus in 24 hours
Staff Reporter :
The death toll from coronavirus has reached 3,306 as 39 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.
Besides, 2,977 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 249,651, Prof Dr Baizid Khurshid Riaz, Director of National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, said during a press briefing on Thursday.
In the last 24 hours, 12,708 samples were examined and out of them 2,977 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 2,074 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 143,824, he said.
Bangladesh reported its first three cases of COVID-19 on March 8.
The new coronavirus pandemic first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year. The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.The deadly virus spread to 213 countries and territories, killing some 711,564 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.
As many as 18,996,129 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 12,184,828 people recovered from the virus, the website said.