Virus cases reach 60,391, death toll 811 in the country
Published : Friday, 5 June, 2020 at 2:41 PM Count : 594
Bangladesh on Friday saw another big single-day spike with recording 2,828 fresh cases in last 24 hours, taking the total number to 60,391 in the country.
Meanwhile, the death toll climbed to 811 after 30 fatalities reported in the country during the period.
Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana confirmed the matter during daily online bulletin on coronavirus.
Some 643 virus patients have been recovered from the deadly virus at that time, taking the recovery count to 12,804.
During this period, 50 virus testing laboratories across the country collected 14,645 samples and tested 14,088 ones, she added.
In the bulletin, she urged everyone to stay at home and follow the health guidelines issued by the DGHS and the World Health Organization to avoid the risk of coronavirus infection.
Bangladesh confirmed its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.
UNB adds: the global death toll from Covid-19 reached 391,295 on Friday afternoon while the confirmed cases were 6,642,295, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University.
According to JHU data, Brazil has come up to the second position after US with 614,941 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Friday. The South American country counted 34,021 deaths from the virus till the date.
Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 108,211 patients and about 1,872,660 confirmed cases. In the US, New York State alone counted 30,174 deaths till the date.
The UK has the second-highest death toll at 39,987, followed by Italy with 33,689, France 29,068 and Spain 27,133, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The coronavirus pandemic, in some countries like China and New Zealand, was brought under control. Besides, Europe is in the process of lifting lockdown.
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.