Dhaka tops with highest number of Covid-19 patients in country


dhk listDhaka: Out of 64 districts in the country, Covid-19 patients were found in 11 districts till Sunday (April 5), according to IEDCR press briefing.

The Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on Sunday disclosed this in its regular press conference through videoconferencing.

According to IEDCR, after the first detection of coronavirus infected person on March 8, a total of 88 corona patients had been detected in 11 districts of the country so far. Among them, nine died of Covid-19 and 33 were recovered from corona infection till April 5 (Sunday).
The highest 54 corona infected persons had been found in Dhaka. Madaripur and Narayanganj jointly spotted in second place with 11 corona patients each and Gaibandha in third place with five Covid-19 infected persons.

The rest of the seven districts—Gazipur, Chuadanga, Cumilla, Cox’s Bazar, Shariatpur, Rangpur and Chattogram—had one coronavirus infected person each.

In Dhaka, 54 Covid-19 patients were found in 29 areas of the city. The highest 9 corona patients were found in the Bashabo area, while 6 corona patients were found in the Tolarbag of Mirpur area.

Besides, Covid-19 patients were found in the city’s Sowarighat, Bashundhara, Dhanmondi, Jatrabari, Mirpur-10, Mohammadpur, Purana Paltan and other 20 areas.