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Coronavirus kills 335, infects 12, 251 in SAARC region


10 April 2020  

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KATHMANDU: Coronavirus has claimed 335 people in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region as of Friday morning.

According to the latest figures collated by Worldometer, 227 died in India, 65 in Pakistan, 21 in Bangladesh, 15 in Afghanistan, and seven in Sri Lanka, taking the total death toll to 335 in the SAARC member states.

Even though the infection cases are rising in Nepal and Maldives, the condition of Bhutan seems to be under control. No one has died from the Covid-19 in these countries so far.

India, the worst-hit among SAARC member states, comes fifth in Asia with the highest number of deaths. Iran is the worst-hit with 4, 110 deaths in Asia followed by China with 3, 335. Similarly, 908 died in Turkey (3rd), 280 in Indonesia (4th) and 227 in India (fifth).

India

The death toll in India has reached 227 as of Friday morning after 49 died in the last 24 hours.
With 809 new cases, the number of infection cases has climbed to 6, 725. Currently, 5, 863 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in the country, of which 625 are critical.

Pakistan

Pakistan, the second worst-hit in the SAARC region, has witnessed 65 deaths so far while 4, 489 have been infected. The number of deaths surged to 65 after 4 more died in the last 24 hours.
With 226 new cases, the number of infection cases has reached 4, 489 in Pakistan. Currently, 3, 852 are undergoing treatment, of which 31 are critical.

Bangladesh

The death toll in Bangladesh has climbed to 21 after one more died in the last 24 hours. With 112 new cases, the total number of infection cases has reached 330.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan has reported 15 deaths and 484 people have been infected as of Friday morning. Currently, 437 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals while 32 people have recovered home after treatment.

Sri Lanka

The death toll in Sri Lanka has reached seven after one more died in the last 24 hours. With one new case, the number of infection cases has reached 190. Currently, 134 are undergoing treatment while 49 have returned home after recovery.

Nepal

Nepal has reported nine infection cases. The number of infection cases has reached nine after three more cases were reported on April 2. One among them has returned home after recovery. No one has died from the novel virus so far in the country.

Maldives

The number of infection cases has reached 19 in Maldives. A total of 13 of them have returned home after treatment. No one has died from Coronavirus so far in the country.

Bhutan

Bhutan is the least affected country in the SAARC region.

Bhutan has five infection cases. Two among those infected with the novel virus have returned home after treatment while the three are undergoing treatment at various hospitals.

Publish Date : 10 April 2020 13:26 PM

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