A Bangladeshi expatriate and his son died of Covid-19 in New York on Saturday where the deadly virus has already claimed over 36,000 lives.
Engineer Khairuzzaman and his son Abul Bashar Panna, hailing from Halisohor area in Chattogram, lost their lives to coronavirus within a span of three hours.
They used to live in Brooklyn in the New York state, said Subhasish Barua, a journalist in the US.
With these, a total of seven Bangladeshis died in New York in a week and all of them hailed from Chattogrm.
The US has recorded 17,649, 057 cases with 316,144 deaths, the highest figures in the world, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
The United States reached a record of nearly a quarter million coronavirus cases reported in 24 hours. An additional 2,814 people died nationwide, pushing the death toll to more than 313,000, reports AP.
Besides, a total of 76.2 million people have been infected globally and 1,684,816 have died, according to the JHU.