Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Bangladesh, 709 new cases
Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Bangladesh, 709 new cases reported
Rtv online desk
| 08 May 2020, 00:00 | Update : 08 May 2020, 15:02
Dr. Nasima Sultana
Seven more people died from coronavirus and 709 more confirmed cases were reported in the country in the last 24 hours till Friday.
“With the new figures, the death toll rose to 206 while the number of new cases to 13134,” said Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana in its daily online health bulletin in the afternoon.
In the last 24 hours, 35 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 5941 samples, she added.
Bangladesh reported it first confirmed case of coronavirus on March 8 while first death from the virus on March 18.
The global death toll from coronavirus has surpassed 270, 711 as of Friday, according to Worldometer.
So far, 1, 343, 054 people have recovered from COVID-19 across the globe.
Of the currently infected 2, 302, 572 patients, 2,253,614 are in mild condition, which is 98 percent.
Meanwhile, 48, 958 of the currently infected patients are in serious condition, and their percentage is only two.
Since it was first reported in China in December last year, coronavirus has infected 3,916,337 people globally, the Worldometer data shows.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.