Dhaka, Jun 8 : The death toll from coronavirus in Bangladesh has surged to 930 with 42 new fatalities on Monday. The nationwide death toll has risen to 930, Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Health Directorate, said while presenting the regular health bulletin online.
The tally of infections has reached 68,504 with 2,735 new cases. To date, a total of 14,560 patients have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Bangladesh reported its first three cases of COVID-19 on March 8. The new coronavirus pandemic first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year.
The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11. The deadly virus spread to 213 countries and territories, killing some 406,353 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles a number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it. As many as 7,103,275 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 3,466,710 people recovered from the virus, the website said.
Meanwhile, Ahsanullah Hasan, general secretary of Dhaka city (north) BNP and former commissioner, died of COVID- 19 at Shahabuddin Medical College Hospital in the capital yesterday night. His wife Rina Ahsan, aged 52, is now undergoing treatment at the same hospital being infected by the same disease. BNP Acting Chairman give condolences to Hasan death.(UNI)