Bangladesh coronavirus cases exceed 1.5 lakh

Sunbd Desk || Published: 2020-07-02 10:21:44 || Updated: 2020-07-02 10:21:44

Bangladesh on thursday The confirmed coronavirus cases in has reached 153,277 as 4,019 more cases have been detected in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 38 more people died from the disease, raising the death toll to 1,926, Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Health Directorate, said in the daily health bulletin through online on Thursday.

In the last 24 hours, 18,362 samples were examined and out of them 4,019 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 4,334 more have made recovery from the disease, raising the total number to 66,442, 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 519,275 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 10,820,231 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 6,040,934 people recovered from the virus, the website said.

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