COVID-19: 39 die, 1637 infected

Special Correspondent Published: 12 June 2021, 04:45 PM | Updated: 12 June 2021, 05:07 PM
COVID-19: 39 die, 1637 infected

The death toll from COVID-19 has reached 13,071 as 39 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 1,637 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 824,486.

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

In the last 24 hours, 11,590 samples were examined and out of them 1,637 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 2,108 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 764,024, 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 3,801,883 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 176,094,799 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 159,681,179 people recovered from the virus, the website said.