Health Desk- June 12, 2020: Bangladesh persistently remained on the 10th position on the global ranking of the worst coronavirus-hit countries for five consecutive days from June 6 due to its high number of new cases.
The country also ranked the 10th position in the ranking for its total number of cases in seven days from June 4, according to the World Health Organisation.
Between June 4 and 10, Bangladesh recorded 19,725 cases.
Other countries that had witnessed the highest number of cumulative cases in the seven days are the US, Brazil, India, Russia, Chile, Pakistan, Peru, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia.
The Directorate General of Health Services on Thursday said 3,187 more new cases were recorded.
Until Thursday, a total of 78,052 Covid-19 cases were recorded across the country.
Meanwhile, 37 more people died from coronavirus infections on a single day, said Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of DGHS, during a briefing.
According to DGHS, the number of daily infections used to remain between 1,000 and 1,200 a month ago. From the last week of May, the number of cases started jumping over 2,000. Since June 9, the country has seen over 3,000 cases daily.
Data show Bangladesh constantly ranked the 10th position from June 6 in terms of detecting a high number of new cases.
During the period, the Covid-19 case growth factor (daily new cases / new cases on the previous day) remained between 0.9 and 1. According to WHO, the growth factor between 0 and 1 indicates a decline; when it is above 1 it signals an increase, and if is persistently above 1 this could signify exponential growth.