Live COVID-19 updates: Bangladesh reports highest daily deaths, total cases surpass 30,000

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, May 22, 2020
Adjust font size:

BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

- - - -

DHAKA -- Bangladesh recorded 24 new COVID-19 fatalities Friday, the highest increase in a single day since the pandemic began in the country on March 8.

The rise in deaths came a day after the country reported 22 COVID-19 fatalities.

- - - -

LAGOS -- The Nigerian government has warned against taking antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment against COVID-19, saying the drug had not been certified for such use.

The warning followed a large purchase of hydroxychloroquine by some citizens, said Boss Mustapha, chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in a statement reaching Xinhua on Friday.

- - - -

ACCRA -- Ghana has reported 217 more confirmed COVID-19 cases, moving the national tally up to 6,486 as of Friday morning, according to data from the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Data on the GHS COVID-19 portal said the number of recovered cases has risen by 53 to reach 1,951, while the death toll remains at 31.

- - - -

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's COVID-19 cases rose by 634 within one day to 20,796, Achmad Yurianto, a Health Ministry official, said at a press conference here on Friday.

The death toll in the country rose by 48 to 1,326, he added.

Jakarta remained the hardest hit by the outbreak with 6,400 cases, 99 more than the figure a day earlier, with a total of 500 deaths.

- - - -

DAKAR -- The Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action on Friday reported 97 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 2,909 in the country.

Of the 97 new cases, 83 were follow-up contact cases and 14 community-transmission ones, ministry spokesperson Alyose Waly Diouf said, adding that 1,199 tests were conducted in the previous 24 hours.

Out of the 14 new community-transmission cases, 13 were detected in capital city Dakar, the epicenter of the pandemic in Senegal.

- - - -

BERLIN -- Germany reported 460 new cases of coronavirus infection in the past 24-hour period, raising the country's tally to 177,212, according to Friday's figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the government agency for disease control and prevention.

Over the course of last week, an average of 734 new cases per day had been reported by the RKI.

- - - -

TEHRAN -- The Iranian Health Ministry on Friday reported 51 new deaths of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 7,300 since the outbreak of the disease in late February, state TV reported.

Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said 2,311 people contracted the virus over the past 24 hours, taking the number of infections to 131,652.

- - - -

BRUSSELS -- Belgium recorded 276 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the country's total to 56,511 cases, according to a statement released Friday by public health institute Sciensano.

The health authorities believed that the downward trend of the infections observed for several days has continued.

- - - -

KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait on Friday reported 955 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 19,564 and the death toll to 138, the health ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 13,911 patients are receiving treatment, including 180 in ICU, according to the statement.

- - - -

MANILA -- The Philippine Health Department on Friday reported 163 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 13,597.

In a daily bulletin, the department said 92 more patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the number of recoveries to 3,092. It added that 11 more patients have died from the COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 857. Enditem

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from