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2020-03-21 21:38:54 BdST

Bangladesh confirms second coronavirus death


Bangladesh on Saturday reported the country’s second death from coronavirus that also infected four more, raising the total corona cases to 24.

Another person died from coronavirus in Bangladesh, announced Health Minister Zahed Maleque at a press briefing after an inter-ministerial meeting at Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Bangladesh reported the country’s first death from coronavirus on March 18.

On March 8, the IEDCR announced for the first time the detection of three Covid-19 patients in Bangladesh.

The first three Bangladeshis infected with coronavirus were recovered.

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Thursday said the government will consider lockdown in some vulnerable areas of the country if the coronavirus situation turns worse in the upcoming days.

On the other hand, Bangladesh Army has been setting up two quarantine centres-- one at the Hajj Camp in Ashkona while the other at Diabari of Uttara-- to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of 11,398 people worldwide as of Saturday. It has so far infected 275,871 people around the world, according to worldometer.

Of them, 172,561 are currently being treated with 7,765 being in serious or critical condition.

So far, 103,310 cases had outcomes and of them, 91,912 (89 per cent) recovered and 11 per cent died.

COVID-19 is affecting 185 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.

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