Coronavirus cases rise to 49 in Bangladesh: IEDCR

A woman tested positive with coronavirus (Covid-19) in Bangladesh, taking the number of the confirmed cases to 49, according to the IEDCR.

The death toll from the disease has remained unchanged at five, Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said at an online media briefing on Monday.
“Four more people have recovered in the last 24 hours. Of all the people infected with the virus, 19 people have returned home,” Flora said.

The previous two days passed with no new cases reported in Bangladesh.

Since it was first detected in China’s Wuhan in December, the novel coronavirus has been reported in more than 200 countries and territories outside China.

The virus has infected more than 720,000 people globally with a death toll of 34,005, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Four more patients have recovered and returned home in the last 24 hours, according to IEDCR Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora.

IEDCR and other agencies have tested 153 samples in the last 24 hours.

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