15 August 2020

COVID-19 claims 38 lives in Bangladesh in 24 hrs; 4,019 new infected


A total of 153,277 in 802,69 coronavirus tests carried out in Bangladesh have turned out to be positive.

The health authorities have confirmed 4,019 cases after testing 8,362 samples in the span of 24 hours until Thursday.

Since March 18, the government said 1,926 people have died of COVID-19.

In the last 24 hours, 38 people died from the highly contagious disease.

Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The number of cases has spiked in recent weeks.

Global Situation

The global death toll from coronavirus infections stood at 515,542 on Thursday morning while the confirmed cases crossed 10,664,433, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The JHU data shows Brazil as the second most infected country after the US with 1,448, 753 coronavirus cases and 60,632 deaths as of Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, India has occupied the fourth position after Russia with 585,493 confirmed Covid-19 cases. The country has so far reported 17,400 deaths.

Russia counted the third highest Covid-19 cases- 653,479, after the US and Brazil till date.

Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit one with the highest recorded deaths of 128,044 patients and about 2,684,416 confirmed cases.

In the US, New York alone counted 32,043 deaths till date.

The UK has the third-highest death toll of 43,991, followed by Italy with 34,788, France 29,864 and Spain 28,355, according to the JHU data.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

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