The death toll from the coronavirus has crossed 5,000 globally.
According to worldometer, the Covid-19 disease killed a total of 5,082 people as of Friday evening. Besides, it has infected 138,271 people around the world.
Of them, 62,470 are currently infected while 70,719 patients recovered.
The coronavirus has affected 132 countries and territories around the world, and one international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan).
The World Health Organization has named the illness Covid-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.
Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and inadequate government responses, the World Health Organization on Wednesday declared that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic but added that it’s not too late for countries to act, reports AP.
India confirmed on Thursday its first case of death from COVID-19 after a 76-year-old man from Kalburgi city, 575 km north of Bengaluru in the country's southwestern state of Karnataka passed away on Wednesday.
Besides, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office announced Thursday night.
In Bangladesh, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on Wednesday said two of the three patients diagnosed with Covid-19 in Bangladesh have almost recovered.