Though the Coronavirus spread had come almost under control in Dhaka nearly a month back, the national capital is reemerging as the hotspot for the deadly virus transmission and fatalities.
Health experts said the highly transmissible Delta or Indian variant has speared in Dhaka as the government took time to stop inter-district transport services when it was spreading fast in frontier areas. The high density of population in the capital and people’s apathy toward wearing masks, and maintaining health safety rules are also the major reasons why the virus transmission is spreading so fast in Dhaka.
They said ensuring speedy contact tracing, isolation of the infected people and intensifying the lockdown ensuring people’s involvement are necessary to break the transmission cycle while better hospital management, including setting up field hospitals, can reduce the fatality rate.
According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), over 89,000 Covid cases were identified while 1421 patients died of the virus in the past 10 days.
The country reported 11,525 cases on Tuesday and 11,162 ones on Wednesday across the country. Of them, 3,715 or 32.23 percent patients were found in Dhaka city on Tuesday and 3,285 patients or 29.43 percent on Wednesday. But the Covid positivity rate in Dhaka city was just 3.45% in early June.