Bangladesh coronavirus cases pass 30,000


The COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh passed 30,000, with 1694 people newly contracted the disease in the past 24 hours.

The country on Friday also recorded 24 more coronavirus related deaths, the highest single-day spike, taking the tally to 432.

In the last 24 hours, samples of 9,727 people were examined. Among them, 1694 tested positive for the Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, bringing the country’s total to 30,205.

And 24 more died from the virus, the Directorate General of Health Services ADG prof Dr Nasima Sultana said in DGHS’s regular bulletin on coronavirus.

The official said the number of total recovery from the deadly virus stood at 6,190, 588 newly recovered.

She also mentioned that a total of 2,23,841 samples were examined since the outbreak started in the country.

Prof Nasima called on all to stay at home and follow health guidelines issued by the health department to stem the transmission of the pathogen.

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

COVID-19, the disease first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, and then spread to 213 countries and territories.

As of Friday, the epidemic infected 5,209,860 people and killed 334,878 across the globe, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

However, total recovery from the coronavirus pandemic reached 2,092,757 across the world.