Newsnow Desk: The death toll from coronavirus has reached 8,949 as 45 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.
Besides, 5,181 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 600,895.
Directorate General of Health Services confirmed the information through a press release on Monday.
In the last 24 hours, 28,195 samples were examined and out of them 5,181 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 2,077 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 538,018, the press release added.
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 2,797,435 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.
As many as 127,847,121 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 103,048,563 people recovered from the virus, the website said.