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Global death toll from coronavirus reaches 59,141

Globally, more than 59,141 people have died, about 1,098,025  have been diagnosed with the virus, and some 228,589 have recovered, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.

1,094 coronavirus deaths reported in USA

The US recorded Friday its highest coronavirus deaths in one day with 1,094 new deaths.

New York records largest single-day death toll from coronavirus

The United States on Friday recorded at least 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, a sad milestone in the nation’s war to stop the spread of the novel virus, according to figures maintained by Johns Hopkins University.

110 Bangladeshis infected with coronavirus in India

A total of 110 Bangladeshis are among 960 foreign Tablighi Jamaat participants who were tested positive for coronavirus infection in India. 

Coronavirus: India doctors ‘spat at and attacked’

Several healthcare workers in India have been attacked as they battle to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

14 Bangladeshis test positive for coronavirus in Singapore

Fourteen more Bangladesh nationals have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Singapore, taking the total number of infected Bangladeshi in the country to 46.

Latvia reports its first coronavirus death

Latvia reported its first coronavirus death on Friday, when a 99-year-old woman died in a hospital in Riga, the Latvian health ministry said.

Hajj pilgrimage could be postponed due to coronavirus

A senior Saudi official urged more than 1 million Muslims intending to perform the hajj to delay making plans this year — comments suggesting the pilgrimage could be cancelled due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

Kyrgyzstan reports first coronavirus death

A 61-year-old coronavirus victim has died in Kyrgyzstan, the government said on Friday, the first virus fatality in the central Asian nation.

960 foreigners linked to TablighiJamaat blacklisted

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of India on Thursday blacklisted 960 foreigners and cancelled their tourist visas after finding they were involved in TablighiJamaat activities violating their visa conditions.

Iran parliament speaker tests positive for COVID-19

Iran’s parliament speaker tested positive for COVID-19, state television reported Thursday, becoming the latest official to contract the disease in the hard hit country.

Coronavirus cases cross 2,000 in India

The number of COVID-19 cases in India crossed 2,000 on Thursday - with 235 fresh cases being detected within the last 24 hours.

Trump tests negative for coronavirus for second time

President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus a second time, he announced Thursday.

Muslim man who died of COVID-19 in Mumbai cremated

A 65-year-old Muslim man from suburban Malad in Mumbai, who died of coronavirus infection, was cremated after the trustees of a cemetery denied permission to bury his body there, his family members alleged on Thursday.

Confirmed global coronavirus cases pass one million

The number of coronavirus infections continue to rise worldwide, with more than 1,013,000 people diagnosed, as the death toll nears 53,000, including almost 6,000 in the United States, according to the data from Johns Hopkins University early on Friday.