AT LEAST 10 Bangladeshis died in New York till Friday (27) as coronavirus cases surge in the US, reports said.
However, the Bangladeshi community in New York suspects that the death toll would be higher than that.
Local Journalist Nihar Siddiqui said a newspaper that so far he received death news of 12 Bangladeshis from coronavirus so far.
Meanwhile, another journalist Hasanuzzaman Saki confirms deaths of 10 Bangladeshis.
New York continues to be an epicenter of the outbreak, reporting almost 40,000 cases and 365 deaths, reports said.
There are around 60,000 Bangladeshis in the US and the New York metropolitan area is home to the largest Bangladeshi population.
About 85 per cent of Bangladeshi New Yorkers were foreign-born, and 77 per cent of these immigrants came to the US from 1990 to 2000.
Back home, Bangladesh reported 48 coronavirus cases in the country and five deaths so far. The country claims that 15 have recovered.