WORLD Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rise to 175,494 with 3,360 new infections

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Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rise to 175,494 with 3,360 new infections

By Sun Guangyong | People's Daily app

19:32, July 09, 2020

Bangkok (People's Daily) - Bangladesh on Thursday confirmed 3,360 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 175,494 since the virus was first detected in the country in March.

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A vendor adjusts a kite for sale as they wait for customers along the roadside in Dhaka on July 8, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

A total of 84,544 patients have recovered and returned home, and 2,238 have died, 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 was 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.

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