9 more deaths confirmd,306 new infected

Sunbd Desk || Published: 2020-04-18 09:35:58 || Updated: 2020-04-18 09:35:58

Bangladesh on Saturday recorded 9 more deaths from the novel coronavirus, and 306 new infected. Now death toll toops 84.

The number of the virus (COVID-19) cases reached 2,144 after 306 people were newly infected with the epidemic in the past 24 hours, said the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) director Meerjady Sabrina Flora.

During the period, samples of 2,244 people were examined. Of them, 306 tested positive for COVID-19 and nine died from the virus, she said this in coronavirus bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Eight more COVID-19 patients recovered, bringing the total recovery to 66, the official also said.

Prof Flora also called upon all to stay home and follow coronavirus 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-19 first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, and then spread to 210 countries and territories.

As of Saturday, the epidemic infected 2,258,909 people and killed 154,388 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 575,837 across the world.

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