Rapid rise of corona infection and death toll goes alarming



Mansura Chameli, Senior Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
Rapid rise of corona infection and death toll goes alarming

Rapid rise of corona infection and death toll goes alarming

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Ongoing rapid rise of corona infection and death toll in the country has increased the worry among the health experts as they feared Bangladesh may face more dire situation in the upcoming days due to new form of Covid-19 virus.

Corona infection and date rate is increasing in the country in a large number in recent days. Moreover, people are reluctant to maintain hygiene rules including wearing masks and maintaining social distance. As a result, corona infection rose in the country at an alarming rate.

According to the health department, the corona infection rate in the last 24 hours was 16.38 per cent. Border districts have already seen the worst situation of the Indian variant or Delta virus. Local administrations imposed strict lockdown in the border districts in phases. Now, Delta variant is coming to capital Dhaka and adjacent areas which created panic among the concerned persons. Experts feared that Dhaka may face a third wave of coronavirus.

They said now people are ignoring health safety guidelines. The situation may worsen in the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.

Health department data said the corona infection rate increases to the highest rate in 28 districts. Satkhira district has seen the maximum 53 per cent infection rate. Corona infection rate reported 50.41 per cent in Thakurgaon, 49 per cent in Jashore, 44.45 per cent in Chuadanga, 42.46 per cent in Bagerhat, 41 per cent in Kushtia, 40 per cent in Meherpur and 32 per cent in Faridpur district.   

Extension Immunization Program (EPI) Director Shamsul Haque said corona's Delta variant is coming to Dhaka from border districts.  In this situation, he urged the people not to leave Dhaka for village home during upcoming eid.

IEDCR Chief Scientific Officer Dr ASM Alamgir told Barta24.com that they have heard about four types of variant so far. But more than 100 mutations occurred in the world. All the variants are not harmful.  

He said the actual corona situation may be seen in the country after two weeks. Corona infection rate may be increased in Dhaka and may be decreased outside of Dhaka.

However, there is no alternative to maintain hygiene rules to keep safe from coronavirus, he added.

Medicine expert  Dr Rahatun Nayeem Maglin of Japan Bangladesh Friendship hospital said Delta plus  variant has been found in India which is more dangerous than previous Delta variant. So, everybody should maintain health safety guidelines properly.