Special Correspondent : The death toll from coronavirus has reached 12,102 as 26 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours.
Besides, 848 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 779,535.
Directorate General of Health Services confirmed the information through a press release on Friday.
In the last 24 hours, 7,835 samples were examined and out of them 848 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 852 more recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 720,471, 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 3,360,222 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.
As many as 161,881,248 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 139,717,105 people recovered from the virus, the website said.