Coronavirus: 1 more die, 786 new cases


Dhaka, May 05: The confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh has reached 10,929 as 786 more people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. One more person also died from the disease, raising the death toll to 183.Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Health Directorate, said in the regular health bulletin through online on Tuesday.

In the last 24 hours, 6,182 samples were collected and out of them 5,711 samples were examined where 786 got positive results for the virus, 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 252,573 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 3,659,103 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 1,203,404 people recovered from the virus, the website said.