Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 4,300
Published: 12:36 PM, 11 March 2020
The coronavirus outbreak - that began in China in December last year - is affecting 115 countries including Bangladesh and territories around the world and one international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan).
According to information of world meter, so far 4,300 people have died from the coronavirus around the world and 119,235 infections have been recorded. Besides, a total of 66,577 people (94 percent of total infected) have recovered from the illness.
Meanwhile, Italy has seen the largest number of coronavirus infections in Europe. 168 more people were killed by a coronavirus in the country in the past 24 hours, the highest toll in a single day since the start of the outbreak in the country. The whole of Italy - a country of some 60 million people - was placed under quarantine as the government stepped up efforts to tackle the coronavirus outbreak that has killed 631 people and affected more than 10,149.
The South Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its latest update, reporting 242 new coronavirus cases. The total number of cases in the country now stands at 7,755.
Besides, Iran has reported 54 new deaths related to the disease in the past 24 hours, the highest toll in a single day since the start of the outbreak in the country. This raised the death toll to 291 amid 8,042 cases. 881 new cases have been confirmed, taking the total infection tally to 8,042.
Meanwhile, a sixth person has died from coronavirus in the United Kingdom, the health ministry said, as the number of confirmed cases increased to 373, up from 319 the day before
Morocco's health ministry confirmed the country's first death from coronavirus in Casablanca as its overall number of new infections rose to three.
Turkey and The Democratic Republic of the Congo confirmed their first case of coronavirus.
Institute of Epidemiology, Diseases Control and Research (IEDCR) on Sunday confirmed that three Bangladeshis of a family have been detected with coronavirus (COVID-19). Among the three, two are male and one female aged between 20 and 35, and two of them have returned from Italy recently, said IEDCR Director Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora.