Coronavirus: Global death toll reaches 203,274


Intl desk, April 26: The global death toll from coronavirus reached 203,274 on Sunday morning.There have been 2,921,030 confirmed cases around the world after the highly contagious disease was first reported in China in December last year, according to worldometer.

Of those infected, 1,880,815 are currently being treated with 57,864 being in serious or critical condition. So far, 836,941 people have recovered.

Coronavirus is affecting 210 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.

The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

Bangladesh on Saturday reported 309  new cases and nine more deaths from coronavirus.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country is now 4,998. The country has so far confirmed 140 deaths.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned against countries issuing so-called “immunity passports” to those recovered from COVID-19, saying there is no evidence yet the previously infected cannot be reinfected.

In the United Kingdom, an additional 813 people died in hospital after testing positive for the disease caused by the new coronavirus, bringing the country’s total to 20,319.

India allowed a limited reopening of shops in neighbourhoods and residential areas, a month after the country of some 1.3 billion people went into lockdown.

Worldwide, the number of confirmed infections stood at more than 2.88 million people, with some 813,000 recoveries.