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Coronavirus: 37 more die in 24 hours

The death toll from coronavirus has reached 12,248 as 37 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 1,608 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 783,737.

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

In the last 24 hours, 20,528 samples were examined and out of the 1,608 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 1,923 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 726,132, 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 3,420,795 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website that compiles the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 164,963,559 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 143,951,585 people recovered from the virus, the website said.

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