Desk | 20 March 2020 | 9:46 pm
Three more people have been diagnosed with coronavirus infection in Bangladesh, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said on Friday. Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services(DGHS), came up with the disclosure at a regular media briefing.
With the fresh cases, the number of coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 20. Bangladesh reported its first death from the coronavirus on Wednesday when an elderly man has died from the Covid-19 disease in the country.
Meanwhile, the death toll from the coronavirus or COVID-19 has climbed to 10,047 globally as of Friday.
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It has so far infected 245,834 people around the world, according to worldometer. Of them, 147,346 are currently being treated with 7,378 being in serious or critical condition. So far, 98,488 cases had outcomes and of them, 88,441 (90 percent) recovered and 10 percent died.
COVID-19 is affecting 180 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.