Bangladesh under the Menace of Covid


Bangladesh has reported 11,525 COVID-19 cases, the highest in a day since the start of the pandemic. The authorities fear of a crisis of medical oxygen in the country to deal with this crisis. At least 163 people died in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 15,392, according to the government’s data. The total caseload is 966,406. At the start of this week, Bangladesh extended a strict nationwide lockdown, restraining people to their homes for another week as the numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths hit new records.

Bangladesh’s cases of new infections enlarged last month when the Delta variant, which was first, discovered in India hit the country’s border regions in the northern and southwestern regions. The country shares a large border with India, and health experts say the real numbers of infections and deaths are probably higher. Meanwhile, oxygen supply at COVID-19 hospitals in Bangladesh is feared to be running out, while hospitals in capital Dhaka are approaching a breaking point amid a record surge in cases. The country’s health officials say it would be problematic to address the demand for oxygen supply if the daily infections continue to continue to be high. According to data, the country has 1,217 incentive care unit (ICU) beds. Dhaka the capital of the country, alone has 839 ICU beds, which has created huge burden on the capital and inequality among cities.

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