13 August 2020

Coronavirus in Bangladesh: Death toll near 2000–mark, new cases 3,288

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The death toll from Covid-19 in Bangladesh has reached 1,997 on Saturday with the death of 29 more patients in a span of 24 hours .

Besides, the health authorities detected 3,288 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 159,679.

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, UNB reports.

Country’s labs tested 14,727 samples during the same period, she said.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8.

The number of cases has spiked in recent weeks.

Global situation

The number of deaths, caused by coronavirus across the world, reached 524,614 as of Saturday morning.

Besides, the total confirmed global cases climbed to 11,047,217 while the number of those who have recovered from the disease crossed 5.7 million during the period, according to data provided by John Hopkins University (JHU).

The worst-hit US has recorded 2,793,435 Covid-19 cases with 129,432 deaths.

Besides, Brazil, the second-worst country in the world behind the US, has registered over 1.5 million cases. The number of coronavirus deaths stands there at 61,884.

Meanwhile, Russia has occupied the third position with 666,941 confirmed cases followed by India (625,544), Peru (295,599), Chile (288,089), and the United Kingdom ( 285,787).

In terms of deaths, the UK is in the third position (44,216), followed by Italy (34,833), France (29, 896), Mexico (29,843), Spain (28,385) and India (18,213).

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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