Bangladesh: COVID-19 death toll nears 2000 mark
Dhaka/IBNS: The death toll due to COVID-19 in Bangladesh is slowly moving towards the 2000-mark.
With 29 new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, Bangladesh has now registered 1,997 deaths so far.
On the 119th day of detection, the death toll now stands at 1,997 and the latest figures take the total number of infections in the country to 159,679, according to the briefing by Additional director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Nasima Sultana as reported by Prothom Alo.
Bangladesh recorded its first COVID-19 case on Mar 8.
The country reported its first death due to the highly infectious disease on Mar 18.