WORLD Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rise to 159,679 with 3,288 new infections

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Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rise to 159,679 with 3,288 new infections

By Sun Guangyong | People's Daily app

20:11, July 04, 2020

Bangkok (People's Daily) - Bangladesh on Saturday confirmed 3,288 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 159,679 since the virus was first reported in the country in March.

A total of 70,721 patients have recovered and returned home, and 1,997 have died from complications related to the disease, according to Bangladesh 's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The Bangladesh government issued a notice on June 15 to re-blockade severely hit areas of the country, and the army has been successively deployed to the severely hit areas to strengthen the implementation of epidemic prevention measures. 

Bangladesh first reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 on March 8, and the number of new cases in a single day has continued to rise since then. Since the end of April, the Bangladesh government has gradually loosened control, and on the premise of complying with the relevant epidemic prevention requirements, it has allowed factories to resume production and stores to open.

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