Covid-19: Daily global death toll crosses 1,000

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Coronavirus till now has killed more than 10,000 people worldwide

The daily global death toll resulting from the deadly coronavirus has for the first time crossed 1,000.

On Thursday, March 19, 1,081 died owing to the virus, the highest number of deaths recorded in a day, according to worldometers.

As of 10:30am Friday, the coronavirus has killed more than 10,000 people worldwide, with over 245,000 people infected globally.

17 cases confirmed in Bangladesh

Within 10 days of the first case of coronavirus being reported in the country, the number of infected people climbed to 17 on Thursday with three fresh cases, the Director General of Health Services (DGHS), Dr Abul Kalam Azad, confirmed at a regular press briefing at the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) in Dhaka’s Mohakhali.

A total of 12 infected people are undergoing treatment in hospital. Of them, four are fighting for life as they have comorbidity (other lifelong diseases).

Earlier on Wednesday, with the death of a 70-year-old man, Bangladesh recorded its first death from Covid-19, which has spread to at least 160 countries around the world. Three others were released after being cured.

Meanwhile, 43 others have also been under institutional quarantine over suspected symptoms of Covid-19. Besides, 19, including the 12 confirmed cases, were kept in isolation in a hospital in the city.