Coronavirus death toll reaches 386; 1617 new cases

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Dhaka, May 20: The death toll from coronavirus has reached 386 as 16 more died in the last 24 hours in the country.Besides, 1,617 more tested positive for the virus, raising the total number of such cases to 26,738.

Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Health Directorate, said this while presenting the regular health bulletin through online on Wednesday.

In the last 24 hours, 10,207 samples were examined and out of them 1,617 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 214 more have recovered from the disease, raising the total number to 5,207, 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 213 countries and territories, killing some 325,156 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 5,000,630 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 1,970,979 people recovered from the virus, the website said.