40 died after fever, cold in April-May in Laxmipur
Publish- June 07, 2020, 07:40 PM
A total of 40 people died from fever, cold in the last two months in Laxmipur district during the pandemic coronavirus situation across the country.
Samples of the deceased were collected after their deaths and of them, five people have been tested positive for coronavirus while the reports of others tested negative for Covid-19, said sources at District Civil Surgeon office.
All the deaths occurred from April 1 till May 31.Volunteers from different organisations have carried out the burial processes of the victims.
The novel coronavirus in the district
Samples of 3,142 people have been collected from different parts of the district till June 1 and among these, the results of 2,866 came out till Sunday while the results of the remaining 276 remain unknown (June 7 ).
According to the results, 242 people including two policemen, physician and nurse have been found diagnosed with coronavirus.
Of them, 110 people tested positive for coronavirus in Sadar upazila, 48 people from Ramganj upazila, 44 from Raipur, 21 from Kamalnagar and 19 from Ramgati upazilas of the district.
Already 90 people have made full recovery from the Covid-19 and returned to their respective homes during this period.
Besides, ten people have died from coronavirus in Kamalnagar upazila, 12 people in Sadar upazila, seven people in Ramgati upazila, five people in Raipur upazila and six people in Ramganj upazilas of the district. An expatriate and the wife of an expatriate were among those who died from Covid-19.
The local administrations have put the houses of the deceased under lockdown in a bid to prevent transmission of coronavirus.
People defying government directive
The local administrations have conducted several mobile courts and realised money from people for defying government’s directives but to no avail.
Besides, the government has recently allowed the activities of offices, courts, business establishments and public transport to resume observing health guidelines, increasing the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus.
Medical officer of Sadar Hospital, Dr Joynal Abedin, said “It is difficult to prevent transmission of coronavirus without ensuring social distance.”
He also urged all to follow the health guidelines provided by the government and consumption of Vitamin C food.
District Civil Surgeon, Dr Abdul Gaffar, urged people not to be panic over pandemic coronavirus situation. He also urged people to abide by the health guidelines to prevent spread of coronavirus.
Bangladesh on Sunday saw the biggest daily jump in the number of coronavirus deaths as 42 patients died in the span of 24 hours, raising the death toll to 888.
In the meantime, further spike in COVID-19 cases was observed as the health authorities confirmed the detection of 2,743 new cases across the country during the same period, taking the total number to 65,769.