death toll toops 39 in Bangladesh, patients exceeded 800

Sunbd Desk || Published: 2020-04-13 11:12:40 || Updated: 2020-04-13 11:12:40

The number of the novel coronavirus patients exceeded 800 in Bangladesh, and the country’s death toll from the virus surged to 39 on Monday.

Some 182 more people were infected with the virus, officially known as COVID-19, and of them five died from the virus in the last 24 hours, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malik said in DGHS’s regular bulletin on coronavirus.

A total of 42 patients recovered from the deadly virus, with three new ones, the minister added.

He said samples of total 1,570 people were examined in the last 24 hours. Of them, 182 tested positive for COVID-19, and with this, the virus patients are now 803 in the country.

Out of the infected ones, five more died, minister Zahid also said.

While informing the country people about latest coronavirus situation, the health minister called upon all to stay at home and follow advices of the health department.

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

COVID 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 1,857,310 people and killed 114,358 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 428,695 across the world.

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