Bangladesh coronavirus death toll exceeds 100; fresh cases 492

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Dhaka, April 20: The number of novel coronavirus deaths in Bangladesh exceeded 100 on Monday after 10 more people died from the virus in the past 24 hours.During the period, the country recorded 492 new cases of COVID-19, the highest single-day spike, taking the total to 2,948, said prof Nasima Sultana, ADG of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

In the last 24 hours, samples of 2,779 people were examined. Out of them, 492 tested positive for COVID-19, and 10 died from the virus. With this, the country’s cases stood at 2,948, and deaths 101, prof Nasima added.

In DGHS’ regular bulletin on coronavirus, the official also said 10 more coronavirus patients recovered, raising the total recovery to 85.

As of Monday, a total of 26,604 people’s samples were examined across the country, mentioned in the bulletin.

Bangladesh first reported its coronavirus cases on March 8. Since then the country has been witnessing increase in the infections and deaths.

COVID-19 first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, and then spread to 210 countries and territories.

As of Monday the epidemic infected 2,414,595 people and killed 165,174 across the globe, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

However, total recovery from the coronavirus pandemic reached 629,437 across the world.