117 die of Coronavirus in 24 hours

The death toll from COVID-19 has reached 25,399 as 117 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 5,717 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 14,67,715.

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

In the last 24 hours, 36,789 samples were examined and out of them 5,717 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 8,982 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 13,72,856, 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 4,447,454 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 212,739,637 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 190,378,529 people recovered from the virus, the website said