571 fresh coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths

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Dhaka, May 01: Bangladesh today confirmed 571 new coronavirus cases, raising the total number of such cases to 8,238. Apart from, the death toll from the virus has reached 170 as two more people died in the last 24 hours.Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Health Directorate, said this while presenting the regular health bulletin through online on Friday.

In the last 24 hours, 5,958 samples were collected and out of them, 5,573 samples were examined where 571 got positive results for the virus. 14 more people have recovered from the disease, taking the cured patients to 174, 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 210 countries and territories, killing some 234,271 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 3,319,421 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 1,048,738 people recovered from the virus, the website said.