64 die of COVID-19 in a day

Sixty-four people died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,847.

Besides, the confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh reached 145,483 as 3,682 more tested positive from the virus.

Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Health Directorate, said this while presenting the daily health bulletin through online on Tuesday.

In the last 24 hours, 18,426 samples were examined and out of them 3,682 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 1,840 more have made recovery from the disease, raising the total number to 59,620, she 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 508,515 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 10,426,070 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 5,681,547 people recovered from the virus, the website said.