Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh recorded 35 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours until yesterday morning, pushing up its official death tally to 3,035.
During this period, 3,009 new cases were identified after testing 14,127 samples, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana told a regular online briefing.
Currently, the total number of officially confirmed cases stands at 2,32,194.
The number of tests has come down but the number of new cases continues to rise.
In the last 24 hours, 14,127 test were conducted. So far, the government says 11,51,258 samples have been tested.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a pandemic in March. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday said the global COVID-19 cases had doubled over the past six weeks. At a virtual press conference, he said that 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 is one big wave’
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. WHO spokesperson Dr Margaret Harris said the season does not seem to be affecting the transmission of this virus. “What is affecting the transmission is mass gatherings, it’s people coming together, and people not social distancing, not taking the precautions to ensure they are not in close contact,” she said. Harris said “it’s going to be one big wave” and that it’s “going to go up and down a bit …the best thing is to flatten it”.
Global coronavirus death toll tops 6,63,000
The coronavirus (COVID-19) death toll has reached 6,63,852 as 1,69,11,605 people have been infected worldwide till yesterday afternoon (July 29, Bangladesh Time). A total of 1,04,74,588 people have recovered worldwide from the disease, according to latest data from worldometer. A total of 213 countries and territories and two international conveyances have been infected in the deadly disease. In USA, 44,98,343 people have been infected with the disease. Of them, 1,52,320 people have died and 21,85,894 people have recovered. Active cases are 21,85,894. In Brazil, 24,84,649 people have been infected with coronavirus. Of them, 88,634 patients have died and 17,21,560 recovered. In UK, 3,00,692 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of them, 45,878 patients have died. In Italy, 2,46,488 people have been infected in the disease. Of them, 35,123 people have died and 1,98,756 people have recovered. In Mexico, 4,02,697 people have been affected with coronavirus. Of them, 44,876 died and 2,61,457 recovered from the disease. In France, 1,83,804 people have been infected with the disease. Of them, 30,223 patients have died and 81,311 patients have recovered. In Spain, 3,27,690 patients have been diagnosed with coronavirus. Of them, 28,436 have died in the country. In India, 15,35,335 people have been affected with coronavirus. Of them, 34,252 people have died and 9,89,878 people have recovered from the disease. In Iran, 2,96,273 people have been infected with coronavirus. Of them, 16,147 patients have died and 2,57,019 patients have recovered. In Peru, 3,95,005 people have been infected in the disease. Of them, 18,612 have died and 2,76,452 have recovered. In Russia, 8,28,990 people have been infected in the disease. Of them, 13,673 have died and 6,20,333 have recovered. In Belgium, 66,662 people have been affected with coronavirus. Of them, 9,833 people have died and 17,476 people have recovered from the disease. In Germany, 2,07,951 people have been affected with Covid-19 disease. Of them, 9,207 patients have died and 1,92,000 people have recovered. In Canada, 1,14,994 people have been infected from the disease. Of them, 8,912 people have died and 1,00,134 have recovered. In China, 84,060 people have been infected in the disease. Of them, 4,634 people have died and 78,944 have recovered. Active cases are 482. In Bangladesh, 2,32,194 people have been infected with coronavirus. Of them, 3,035 people died and 1,30,293 patients have recovered. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.