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Novel coronavirus cases rise to 1,572 in Bangladesh, 60 dead
April 16th, 2020 at 2:59 pm
Novel coronavirus cases rise to 1,572 in Bangladesh, 60 dead

Dhaka – Bangladesh has reported 10 more deaths from novel coronavirus, raising the death toll from Covid-19 disease to 50, health officials said on Thursday.

Health directorate official Nasima Sultana said the fresh deaths were reported in the last 24 hours ended on Thursday morning.

Three hundred and forty-one people were diagnosed with the virus during this period, making the total number of patients to 1572 in the South Asian country.

The rate of infections as well as deaths were rising fast as the government expanded testing facilities in some parts of the country.  

Six among the deceased are from Dhaka while the rest are outside the capital city, said the health official adding that the age-wise one above 70, five above 60, three above 50 and one in his 20s.

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