Bangladesh confirms two more virus cases, taking total to 51

  • Staff Correspondent,
    Published: 2020-03-31 15:48:40 BdST


The government’s disease control agency has confirmed two more cases of the coronavirus infection, taking the total of positive tests to 51 in Bangladesh.

IEDCR Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora confirmed the development in an online media briefing on Tuesday.

As many as 140 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, out of which, two returned positive results, she said.

Six more people have also recovered and gone home in the last 24 hours, according to the IEDCR.

It takes the toll of recovered patients in the country to 25.

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 788,522 people globally so far with a death toll of 37,878, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.