Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rise to 181,129, with 2,686 new infections
By Sun Guangyong
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Bangkok (People's Daily) - Bangladesh on Saturday confirmed 2,686 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, bringing the total to 181,129 since the virus first arrived in the country in March.

A total of 88,034 patients have recovered and returned home, and 2,305 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-block the 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.