DOT Desk:  Coronavirus fatalities in Bangladesh have risen to 283 with 14 new deaths in the last 24 hours till today. Besides, 1,041 more Covid-19 cases were reported in the country during the period, taking the total to 18,863, reports Somoy TV News.
 Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), came up with the disclosure in the daily online health bulletin at the Management Information System (MIS) in the afternoon. Prof Nasima said 7,392 samples were tested in 41 labs across the country in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 151,930 tested in the country. Yesterday, Bangladesh reported record 19 deaths from coronavirus and highest 1,162 cases.
 Meanwhile, the global death toll from coronavirus has stood at 298,165 as of today morning. Besides, it has so far infected 4,428,236 people around the world, according to data compiled by Worldometer. Currently, 2,472,248 confirmed COVID-19 patients are being treated and 45,920 of them are in serious or critical condition. So far 1,657,905 patients have recovered from the deadly disease. The virus is currently affecting 212 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. The US has been the worst-hit country with the highest number of infections and deaths at 1,430,000 and 85,000 respectively. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.