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Bangladesh ranks 8th Covid Cases globally: WHO

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Health Desk- 04 July, 2020: Bangladesh now ranks 8th in terms of global weekly increase in new coronavirus cases, World Health Organization said on Friday. 

The country ranked 8th with 26,598 new Covid-19 cases in the last seven days, WHO Dashboard showed in its pandemic situation in countries, territories and areas.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh is 9th as per WHO daily Covid-19 new infection reports among the countries.

The USA has come up to the first position again as 304,156 new cases were reported in the country in seven days, while Latin American country Brazil ranked 2nd with 260,122 new cases in a week.

South Asian country India ranked third with 131,536 new cases, South Africa fourth with 47,537 and Russian Federation ranked fifth with 47,171 new cases in a week.

The WHO website shows Chile in sixth position with 25,477 new cases in one week while Saudi Arabia seventh with 26,958 new cases in seven days.

Bangladesh reported 3,114 new coronavirus cases and 42 deaths in 24 hours until Friday morning.

The country's health authorities have so far reported 156,391 Covid-19 cases and 1,968 deaths.