Global coronavirus death toll hits 100,000

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The global death toll of coronavirus has reached 102,741 till April 11 (Bangladesh Time: 12:00pm).

The number of deaths linked to the novel coronavirus reached 100,000 on Friday, as the tally of cases passed 1.6 million, according to a Reuters tally.

The first death came in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on January 9. It took 83 days for the first 50,000 deaths to be recorded and just eight more for the toll to climb to 100,000.

A total of 1,699,815 people have been infected with the virus and 376,500 people have recovered worldwide in the disease, worldometer reported.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow and evolve — the US has the world’s largest outbreak, with more than 502,876 people infected, while Italy’s death toll has surpassed18,500 and is the highest of any country — researchers are scrambling to learn about the virus and recommend effective responses.

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 209 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.

Bangladesh so far confirmed 27 deaths and 424 cases while 33 patients recovered from the coronavirus disease.