Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 1666

Dhaka, Thursday   02 April 2020


Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 1666

 International Desk

 Published: 10:31 AM, 16 February 2020   Updated: 03:32 PM, 16 February 2020

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The death toll from the deadly coronavirus spread from China's Hubei province rose to 1666. And more than 68,000 have been affected.

No fatal coronavirus has been found in Bangladesh so far. However, a total of five Bangladeshi expatriates in Singapore have been identified infected with coronavirus COVID- 19 from February 9 to 15.

Since the virus was confirmed in China last December, the death toll in the country has increased. The outbreak of the virus originated from a seafood market in Wuhan, China's Hubei province.

A total of four coronavirus infected have died in Hong Kong, Philippines, Japan and France outside the mainland of China so far.

Chinese authorities say at least 1,716 medical personnel have been infected while providing life-threatening medical care. Apart from this, at least six doctors have died due to infection in coronavirus. Coronavirus has spread to more than 28 countries across the world, including Singapore, Japan, Thailand, India, the United States.

Meanwhile, at least 17 people have been identified coronavirus infected in India, the country’s officials sources confirmed.