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Coronavirus: Bangladesh among the top 25 countries with highest number of cases

  • Published at 05:57 pm May 24th, 2020
File photo: A health worker checks body temperature of a woman at the Suchona Community Centre, one of seven designated locations set up by DNCC for sample collection for Covid-19 testing, at Mohammadpur, Dhaka on Saturday, May 23, 2020 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh reported 28 deaths in the past 24 hours taking the toll to 480

Bangladesh, with Sunday’s development, has become one of the top 25 countries with the highest number of positive Covid-19 cases worldwide.

According to the data published by Johns Hopkins University, as of 5pm on Sunday, Bangladesh held the 24th spot in the global list of countries suffering under the deadly virus.

Bangladesh reported 28 deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest daily count, taking the toll to 480 in the country after the first fatality was reported on March 18. 

Also another 1,532 people tested positive for Covid-19 until Sunday morning, pushing up the total number of confirmed cases to 33,610.

With the latest data, Bangladesh now ranks third in terms of the number of people infected by Covid-19 amongst its South Asia neighbours followed by Indian and Pakistan respectively.

India so far has confirmed total 132,678 Covid-19 cases whereas in Pakistan a total of 54,601 people have been infected with the virus.

The other countries in the list are (top three as of Sunday):

1.    US – Total 1,622,670 confirmed cases 

2.    Brazil – Total 347,398 confirmed cases 

3.    Russia – Total 344,481confirmed cases 

Meanwhile, UK holds the fourth spot, Spain fifth, Italy sixth, France seventh, Germany eight, Turkey ninth, Iran 10th, India 11th, Peru 12th, Canada 13th, China 14th, KSA 15th, Mexico 17th, Chile 16th, Belgium 18th, Pakistan 19th, Netherlands 20th, Qatar 21st, Ecuador 22nd, Belarus 23rd, and Sweden holds the 25th spot in the list of countries with the most number of Covid-19 patients right after Bangladesh.

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