WORLD Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rise to 207,453 with 2,928 new infections

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Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rise to 207,453 with 2,928 new infections

By Sun Guangyong | People's Daily app

19:57, July 20, 2020

Bangkok (People's Daily) - Bangladesh on Monday confirmed 2,928 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 207,453 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 113,558 patients have recovered and returned home, and 2,668 have died, according to the 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 deployed to 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 daily cases has continued to rise since then.

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