Dhaka, Apr 19: The death toll from Novel Coronavirus has reached 91 in Bangladesh, as seven more people succumbed to the disease in the past 24 hours, a senior government official confirmed on Sunday. Addressing the media through video-conferencing, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malik said that 312 people have been found Novel Coronavirus positive in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 2,456 in this South Asian nation.
The COVID-19 pandemic started in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019 and has so far infected more than 23 lakh people worldwide and killed around 1.62 lakh people, according to John Hopkins University. Bangladesh reported its first three cases of COVID-19 on March 8. (UNI)