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More 36 die, 1457 infected

The death toll from coronavirus has reached 12,284 as 36 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 1,457 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 785,194.

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

In the last 24 hours, 19,437 samples were examined and out of them 1,457 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 1,378 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 727,510, 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 3,433,373 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website that compiles a number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 165,617,499 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 144,671,011 people recovered from the virus, the website said.

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