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DGHS: Rising number of Covid-19 deaths alarming

  • Published at 01:44 pm June 6th, 2021
File photo of the entrance of the wing dedicated to Covid-19 patients at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Mortality rate now stands at 1.5%

Although Bangladesh has a good record of recovery from Covid-19 infection, the increasing number of deaths is raising concerns. 

Prof Robed Amin, one of the spokespersons for DGHS Covid-19 management, at the Covid-19 bulletin on Sunday afternoon said it was a matter of joy that 92% of all infected people had recovered till now.

The recovery rate was satisfactory but in the last few days the death rate had been increasing, he added. 

In the last 24 hours 43 people have died and a good number of them were reported from Rajshahi Medical College Hospital or its surrounding areas, the professor said.

On May 26, 17 people died of Covid-19. 

Prof Robed Amin said that the death rate in the last one month had climbed to 1.5%. 

Analyzing the Covid-19 situation, he noted, it could be said the health authorities had been able to control the difficult situation in April. May was comparatively stable as well, said Prof Robed. 

However, early indications in June show that in this month things might not be the same, he warned, urging all to wear facemasks and follow health rules regularly.

Prof Robed Amin, who is also director (Non Communicable Disease Control) of DGHS, while referring to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), said the Indian variant, recently named as delta variant by WHO, had started community transmission in different areas of the country, including areas bordering India.

The country is not in a stable state as the case positivity rate never came under 5%.

A few days ago the infection rate had come down to around 6 to 7%, but it gradually increased again and on June 5, it was over 11%, he added.

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