Bangladesh coronavirus cases pass 10,000, five more die in 24 hrs

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Dhaka, May 04: The confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have reached 10,143 as 688 more people have been infected with the virus.Besides, the death toll from coronavirus has reached 182 as five patients died in the last 24 hours. Of the deceased, three are from Dhaka and one each from Sylhet and Mymensingh. All of them are male.

Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Health Directorate, said in the regular health bulletin through online on Monday.

In the last 24 hours, 6,315 samples were collected and out of them 6,260 samples were examined where 688 got positive results for the virus. 147 more have recovered from the disease, taking the number of cured patient to 1,210, 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 212 countries and territories, killing some 248,452 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 3,580,330 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 1,159,290 people recovered from the virus, the website said.

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