13 August 2020

Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh keep rising; 2,686 cases, 30 deaths in 24 hrs

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Bangladesh on Saturday recorded 30 more deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 2,305.

Health authorities detected 2,686 new patients during the period after testing 11,193 samples, mounting the country’s total infections to 181,129.

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.

The health authorities also reported 1,628recovery cases during this period, taking the total recovery to 88,034.

Global Covid-19 casses cross 12mn mark

The confirmed cases of coronavirus across the world crossed 12,500,553 while the death toll from Covid-19 climbed to 560,271 as of Saturday, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

As per JHU data, Brazil occupied the second position after the US with 1,800,827 cases and 70,398 deaths while India came up to the third position again with 820,916 cases. India has so far reported 22,123 deaths.

Meanwhile, Russia counted the fourth highest cases -- 712,863 till the date.

Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 134,097 patients and about 3,184,722 confirmed cases.

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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