Thirteen more Bangladeshis died of coronavirus in New York and New Jersey in 15 hours, from 7:00am (NY time) yesterday, according to a local journalist.
So far, at least 50 people died from Covid-19 in the two cities, said Zakaria Masud, editor of local daily Ajkal and president of Jackson Heights Bangladeshi Business Association.
Several Bangladeshi Uber and taxi drivers have tested positive, the journalist said when he was asked about the Bangladeshi community affected by the virus.
Seeking anonymity, a Bangladeshi policeman working for NY Police Department said Bangladeshi people living in New York are not serious about the lockdown. They are roaming around even if they have no emergency, he said.
According to the New York Times, the number of virus-related deaths in New York was 1,374, till yesterday.