The numbers of deaths and infections cases from coronavirus have increased in the bordering districts during the last few days due to spread of Indian variant of the virus.
“The daily coronavirus infection earlier came down to around 5 percent in the country but it has again increased and reached around to 9-10 percent for last few days. In this situation we have to say that the coronavirus situation is not stable now,” Dr Md. Robed Amin, spokesperson of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said at virtual health bulletin on Sunday.He said the coronavirus infection with delta variant of the coronavirus of India has already spread at different places in Bangladesh.
“Not only has the bordering areas but also other areas of the country been affected by the Indian variant of the coronavirus. The infection and fatality rate of the delta variant coronavirus is high. So, we have to strictly maintain the health guidelines,” Robed Amin, also Line Director (NCDC) of the DGHS said.
He said the DGHS already has given directive not to allow any patient without emergency in the hospitals of the bordering areas in a bid to accommodate the coronavirus infected patients.
According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), total number of deaths from the deadly pathogen has reached 12,839 with 38 new deaths. The total death rate has stood at 1.58 percent.
Some 1,676 infection cases were reported in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning, raising the total number to 8,10,990. The daily infection rate has stood at 10.73 percent in the last 24 hours.
Some 1,897 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recovery to 7,51,322 in the country till the day. The recovery rate has stood 92.64 percent.The DGHS said 13.41 percent of the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus till the date while 10.73 percent samples have been diagnosed with the fatal disease in a day.
A total of 15,613 samples, out of 15,529 collected, were tested at 509 labs in the country during the period, the report added. A total of 60,49,873 samples have been tested so far to detect coronavirus infection across the country.
The first case of Covid-19 was detected on March 8 last year while the first death was recorded on March 18 the same year in the country.
Both infections and deaths from coronavirus started to decline from the first week of July last year and the fall continued till the first week of March this year.
However, the numbers started rising further from March 10. Highest 7,626 cases were reported on April 7 and record 112 deaths were registered on April 19.
Following a fresh surge in both infections and deaths from the deadly pathogen, the government enforced a lockdown which has been extended until May 30 further.
The government has extended the ongoing lockdown by another week until June 6 as there has been no substantial improvement in the Covid-19 situation. Later, the countrywide restriction has been extended till June 16 as the coronavirus situation is not stable yet.
Amid rising of the coronavirus infection in the bordering areas, Prof Dr Meerjadey Sebrina Flora, additional director general (planning and development) of the DGHS, on Sunday visited Chapainawabganj to observe the situation.
She later joined a meeting with local healthcare professionals and public representatives at the conference room of Panama Port Link Limited and made suggestions towards lowering the rate of Covid-19 transmission in the district.
Seventeen more people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Thakurgaon district in 24 hours, till Sunday morning -- showing a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 cases.