Covid-19 death increase thrice in July than in June in Bangladesh : COVID-19 Update in Bangladesh
Health facilities in Bangladesh may become overwhelmed if corona virus infections are not brought under control, government officials say,
The Covid-19 Pandemic situation in Bangladesh has been spiralling out of control since the emergence of the Delta variant of corona virus in April 2021, and July 2021 is proving to be a particularly devastating month.
According to data from the Directorate General of Health Services, both the number of infections and the number of deaths are on course to triple by the last of July 2021 as compared to June 2021.
In all of June month, Bangladesh recorded 112718 COVID case and 1884 deaths from Covid-19. On the other hand, in the first twenty days of July 21, the country has already recorded a whopping 215631 COVID case and 3882 deaths.
On average, about sixty three(63) deaths from COVID-19 were recorded per day in June, as compared to 194 in July.
Amid the deteriorating coronavirus pandemic situation, the govt resumed countrywide vaccine registration on July 8,2021 in Bangladesh.
Dr Robed Amin,Covid-19 management for the DGHS, said they fear the number of COVID case and deaths will raise even higher after the Eid-ul-Azha on Wednesday , due to break of health guidelines during the holiday of Eid-Ul-Azha.Hospitals are already struggling to cope with the pressure of Covid-19 patients, and further increases in the covid infection rate may lead to health facilities becoming overwhelmed, the DGHS official added.
According to the DGHS, general beds 1417 out of 3,755 and intensive care units 48 out of 393 at dedicated Corona hospitals in Dhaka were unoccupied as of today. At private healthcare facilities in the capital, general beds 597 out of 1,962 and Intensive care units 100 out of 485 were available on the day.
Patients accommodated on the floor of the CCU(Coronary care unit) as the 12bbed facility is frequently overburdened with 2 times its capacity at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) in Barisal.
At government hospitals across the Bangladesh 3,671 out of 9,830 general beds and 106 out of 413 ICUs were unoccupied onast days.
DGHS Director’s Dr Farid Uddin Miah last week told some onlin news portal, “they had urged local health authorities to increase Covid-19 treatment facilities as much as possible, but there is little scope for further expansion following the government’s efforts over the past year 2020”.