The death toll from the coronavirus has jumped to 21,283 globally as of Thursday, reports UNB.

It has so far infected 471,053 people around the world, according to worldometer.

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Of them, 335,534 are currently being treated with 14,972 being in serious or critical condition.

So far, 135,501 cases had outcomes and of them, 114,218 (84 per cent) recovered and 16 per cent died.

Bangladesh has so far reported five deaths from the coronavirus.

Besides, 27 patients are currently under treatment in the country while seven others have already made recovery.

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COVID-19 is affecting 198 countries and territories around the world and one international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan).

The World Health Organization on 11 March declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic.