Coronavirus: 78 die, 4636 infected

Special Correspondent Published: 21 June 2021, 05:48 PM | Updated: 21 June 2021, 05:59 PM
Coronavirus: 78 die, 4636 infected

The death toll from COVID-19 has reached 13,626 as 78 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 4,636 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 856,304.

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

In the last 24 hours, 24,057 samples were examined and out of them 4,636 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 2,827 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 785,482, 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 3,883,526 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 179,326,126 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 163,883,952 people recovered from the virus, the website said.