Bangladesh is now on the eighth position of the countries' list with most active COVID-19 cases as the health directorate reported 2,617 new cases yesterday
Bangladesh is now on the eighth position of the countries' list with most active COVID-19 cases as the health directorate reported 2,617 new cases yesterday.
Among all other Asian countries, only neighbouring India is ahead of Bangladesh with 6,58,417 active cases, with USA topping the list with 23,78,426 active cases, according to www.worldometers.info.
As of yesterday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh was 1,09,896.
Against this backdrop, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said some COVID-19 dedicated hospitals will be reverted to non-COVID-19 hospitals at the end of August as the number of COVID-19 patients are decreasing.
"The severity of the COVID-19 outbreak is decreasing. Patients who are not infected with COVID-19 have not gotten treatment properly due to coronavirus. We are going to turn many hospitals back to non-COVID-19 hospitals at the end of this month," the health minister said yesterday while addressing a meeting on the progress of projects to build cancer hospitals in eight divisional cities.