Bangladesh reports fifth coronavirus death

Published : 25 Mar 2020, 13:43

Sahos Desk

Another elderly man has died from the coronavirus in Bangladesh, taking the total death toll from Covid-19 disease in the country to five, said the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).

However, no individual has been diagnosed with the coronavirus in Bangladesh in last 24 hours.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country remained 39. However, seven of them have already recovered, IEDCR Director Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora said while revealing the latest coronavirus figures at a press briefing through online on Wednesday.

The deceased was aged around 65 years and was diagnosed on March 18.

He was suffering from hypertension and diabetes and was a family member of a foreign-returnee, she said. The man was transferred to Kuwait-Maitree Hospital on March 21.

Meanwhile, the death toll from the coronavirus or COVID-19 has reached 18,895 globally as of Wednesday.

It has so far infected 422,629 people around the world, according to worldometer.

Of them, 294,855 are currently being treated with 13,095 being in serious or critical condition.

So far, 127,774 cases had outcomes and of them, 108,879 (85 percent) recovered and 15 percent died.

COVID-19 is affecting 197 countries and territories around the world and one international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan).

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

Source: Daily Sun

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