2 more die from coronavirus in Bangladesh

2 more die from coronavirus in Bangladesh

Two more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to eight, according to the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).

Besides, nine people were diagnosed with COVID-19 during the period, taking the total of number of such cases in the country to 70, said IEDCR director Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora in an online briefing.

"In the last 24 hours, two more people died. One of them is 90 and another 60 years’ old. Both had underlying health conditions," she said.

Dr Flora also mentioned that the total number of cases in Bangladesh is now 70.

She said 553 samples were collected in 24 hours of which 443 samples tested. “Nine new people have been infected. Of these, eight have been identified at the IEDCR and another outside of Dhaka."

The global death toll from coronavirus jumped to 59,203 on Saturday.
It has so far infected 1,117,918 people around the world, according to Worldometer.

Coronavirus, first reported in China in December last year, is affecting 205 countries and territories around the world and two international cruise ships.