Bangladesh coronavirus deaths rise to 120, new cases 390


Dhaka, April 22: Bangladesh on Wednesday confirmed 10 new deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 120.The number of the deadly virus cases reached 3,772, with 390 were newly infected with the virus, said prof Nasima Sultana, ADG of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

In the past 24 hours, samples of 3,096 people were examined. Out of them, 390 tested positive for COVID-19, and 10 died from the virus. With this, the country’s cases stood at 3,772, and deaths 120, prof Nasima said.

Among the dead, seven were male and three female, she also said, adding that five more people recovered from the epidemic, bringing the total number to 92.

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 Tuesday the epidemic infected 2,565,768 people and killed 177,780 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 696,807 across the world.