Bangladesh coronavirus cases, deaths fall

Special Correspondent Published: 1 August 2020, 02:48 PM | Updated: 1 August 2020, 03:11 PM
Bangladesh coronavirus cases, deaths fall

Bangladesh on Saturday witnessed a sharp decrease in fresh coronavirus cases and deaths, with 21 more fatalities and 2,199 new cases in the past 24 hours.

With this, total 3,132 people died of COVID-19 and 2,39,807 caught the disease, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

The information of new cases and deaths was found after testing 8,802 samples in the last 24 hours, DGHS additional director general prof Nasima Sultana said at its daily health bulletin.

Some 1,36,253 coronavirus patients have, so far, made recovery, with 1,117 recovered in the past day, the official said.

Bangladesh first reported its COVID-19 cases on March 8. Since then the country has been witnessing sharp increase in the infections and deaths. 

Coronavirus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, and then spread to newer countries and territories.

As of Saturday, the epidemic infected 17,778,646 people and killed 683,389 across the globe, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

However, total number of people who recovered from the coronavirus pandemic reached 11,177,132 across the world.