COVID-19: 28 more deaths, 2,772 cases, 2,176 recoveries
Published : Friday, 31 July, 2020 at 2:43 PM Count : 397
Bangladesh on Friday reported 2,772 more coronavirus cases in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 237,661.
During the time period, 28 more people died of the deadly virus which increased total number of fatalities to 3,111.
Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana confirmed the matter.
At a daily health bulletin, she unveiled results of testing 12,614 samples.
UNB adds: The number of tests has come down but cases continue to rise.
Prof Nasima said the number of newly-recovered patients is 2,176. So far, 1,35,136 coronavirus patients have recovered.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.
Covid-19 cases will likely see a surge in the coming week as thousands of people have left the cities to travel to their village homes to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest festival of the Muslims.
People were seen grossly violating physical distancing and health guidelines at many marketplaces and during their journeys.
Following health guidelines
WHO has described the Covid-19 as ‘first wave’, not just seasonal. The UN health agency said the Covid-19 virus is likely not impacted by the changing seasons like other respiratory diseases.
It also urged to take measures for physical distancing to stop it from spreading.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a pandemic in March.
Last week, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the global Covid-19 cases had doubled over the past six weeks. He said almost 16 million cases have now been reported to WHO, with more than 640,000 deaths worldwide.
"This is the sixth time a global health emergency has been declared under the International Health Regulations, but it is easily the most severe," he said.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year. The WHO declared it a pandemic in March.