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Covid-19 cases surge for fifth consecutive day

  • Published at 09:58 pm August 6th, 2020
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Representative picture of a Covid-19 test. BIGSTOCK

Bangladesh crosses Italy in number of cases

After a drastic fall in the number of coronavirus patients to 886 on August 2, the cases have since been on an upward trend with the daily tally recording 2,977 cases on Thursday.

Also, Thursday’s cases are the highest in number in the past five days as Bangladesh’s total coronavirus cases mounted to 249,651.

The development was confirmed by the health authorities in the daily online bulletin on the coronavirus situation.

Meanwhile, the death toll jumped to a whopping 3,306 on Thursday with 39 more people succumbing to infections from the viral disease in the past 24 hours.

Over the same period, some 2,074 people recovered from the disease, taking the curve to 143,824, which accounts for 57.61% of all infected since March 8 when Bangladesh reported its firsts three Covid-19 cases.

Bangladesh overtakes Italy

Bangladesh registered yet another grim mark as it went past Italy in terms of the number of coronavirus cases.

With 246,803 cases, Italy is now the 16th most affected country across the world. But logging the new cases between Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, Bangladesh leapt two notches up, to leave behind the European country, which was once a red zone of the global pandemic.

2nd in Asia in active cases

Bangladesh currently hosts 102, 521 active cases, thus, becoming the second country in Asia to have the harrowing feat, following India, which has 597,902, according to Worldometers as of 4pm on Thursday.

It is worth mentioning that Bangladesh has been in the same position in Asia in terms of having active cases for the last few weeks. But the South Asian nation is currently ranked 9th on the global chart, with the US leading the world with 2,271,254 cases.

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