Coronavirus in Bangladesh: 55 more die, new cases 3,027

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Dhaka, July 07: The death toll from coronavirus in Bangladesh rose to 2,151on Tuesday as the health authorities confirmed the death of 55 more patients in a span of 24 hours.

Besides, 3,027 new Covid-19 cases were detected after testing 13,173 samples, taking the total confirmed coronavirus cases to 1,68,645.

Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.

Global coronavirus situation

The global Covid-19 cases reached 11,592,259 on Tuesday morning while the death toll from the disease crossed 537,487, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University.

According to JHU data, Brazil has come up to the second position after the US with 1,628,284 cases and 65,487 deaths as of Tuesday.

South Asian country India has come to the third position again with 697,413 Covid-19 cases. The country has so far reported 19,693 deaths.

Meanwhile, Russia counted the fourth highest Covid-19 cases- 686,852 till the date.

Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 130,284 patients and about 2,935,716 confirmed cases.

Although the European countries have started relaxing lockdown restrictions and reopening shops and restaurants, the number of new cases has started swelling in Brazil, India, Russia, and Australia.

In the last week, millions of people came out of home after over three months in England as lockdown restrictions eased.  Several other European countries have done so.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.