The health department has so far confirmed the deaths of 6,004 people in the country due to coronavirus. More than half of those killed were in their sixties. Three thousand 132 people over the age of 60 have died of Kovid-19. As a percentage which is 52.18 percent of the total deaths.
This information has been seen in the regular press release sent by the Department of Health on Wednesday (November 4).
From the very beginning, doctors have said that the elderly and those with other complex diseases are at risk of contracting coronavirus.
The Department of Health's closed bulletin and earlier coroner's press conferences said the 60-year-olds and those with other complex diseases were at higher risk. Other family members are also told to pay special attention to them.
At its meeting on August 26, the National Advisory Committee on Covid-19 mentioned the risky population in the corona vaccination. The committee said that since at first it may not be possible to get enough vaccines for the entire population of the country, the vaccines could be given in phases by selecting high-risk groups.
Member of the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 and former Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Prof. Dr. Nazrul Islam told the Bengali Tribune, "Adults are always at risk for any disease. They are already suffering from various complex diseases. They suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney, liver, heart problems. Due to which they are naturally weak and easily overwhelmed. '
The first person to die from the corona virus on March 17 was over 80 years old. He did not return, but he was infected by a relative from abroad. He was treated in the ICU after the infection. He also suffered from diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney problems and heart disease, according to the Institute of Pathology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).
The age group of 51 to 60 years is in the second position considering the age in the death list. This number is one thousand 573 people, the rate of total death is 26.36 percent. Between the ages of 41 and 50, 748 people died, or 12.43 percent; 330 people between the ages of 31 and 40, which is 5.50 percent; 138 people between the ages of 21 and 30, which is 2.28 percent; Between the ages of 11 and 20, 48 people, which is zero point 8 percent, and between zero and 10 years, 29 people, which is zero point 48 percent, have died.
On the other hand, more than half of the total deaths are in the Dhaka division. In Dhaka division, 3,131 people died due to corona, which is 52.15 percent; In Chittagong division one thousand 18 people, which is 19.69 percent; 362 in Rajshahi division, which is 6.20 percent; 473 in Khulna division, which is 7.6 percent; 201 people in Barisal division, which is 3.35 percent; 250 in Sylhet division, which is 4.16 percent; In Rangpur division 284 people died which is 4.40 percent and in Mymensingh division 125 people died which is 2.8 percent.
The number of hospital beds for corona treatment in the country is 11,606. Of these, 2,541 patients are admitted and 9,006 are vacant. As such, 7.11 percent of the country's general beds are vacant. The Department of Health released the information on Monday (November 9). And ICU beds are 55.14 percent empty.
According to the Department of Health, there are 574 ICU beds in the country. There are 253 ICU admissions and 311 vacancies. As such, 55.14 percent of the country's ICU beds are empty.
Besides, the number of general beds in Dhaka city hospital is 3,519. One thousand 84 patients admitted in ordinary beds. There are one thousand 755 empty beds. As such, 46.03 percent ordinary beds are vacant. There are 314 ICU beds in Dhaka metropolis, 181 are admitted and 133 are vacant. In other words, 55.14 percent ICU beds are empty.
In Chittagong metropolis there are 625 general beds, 136 are admitted and 6 are vacant. In other words, 63.28 percent of the beds are empty. And in Chittagong metropolis there are 39 ICU beds, there are 11 admissions and there are 26 vacancies. As a result, 71.69 percent ICU beds are empty.
Another 18 people have died in the last 24 hours due to corona. One thousand 269 people have been newly identified as positive. So far, four lakh 18 thousand 74 have been identified as official. Six thousand 49 people died.
Winter season ahead. The second wave of fear. But people are not following the hygiene rules. The number of tests has also decreased at an alarming rate. Public health experts say the mistakes that were made in the beginning of Corona should not be made this time.
The situation began to deteriorate in mid-May after three Corona patients were identified on March 6. Since the last week of May, the patient identification rate has gone above 20 percent. Continues until the third week of August. However, since then, the detection rate has been declining. For more than a month, the detection rate was between 10 and 12 percent. However, on November 2, the patient identification rate increased to 13.48 percent. So far, the patient identification rate is 16.23 percent.
‘The ninth month of the Corona epidemic has begun in the country. Different countries of the world have given lockdown again. We also have to go to lockdown like in April. No matter how hard it is. If you want to live a few more days, you have to do this hard work, ”said an official of the health department, who did not want to be named.
There is no laboratory in all the districts even in 6 months
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the World Health Organization has stated that the primary condition for infection control is 'test, test and test'. The more the test, the more the infected will be identified. But even eight months after the outbreak, sample testing labs could not be set up in all districts of the country. Tests are being conducted in only 26 districts. A press release issued by the Department of Health states that there are 114 laboratories in the country, but many labs remain closed. No test was conducted in 34 laboratories on October 24.
Antibody test did not start
Public health experts and the National Technical Advisory Committee have repeatedly recommended the introduction of rapid antibody and antigen testing. On July 24, Health Minister Zahid Malek said the government had decided to test antibodies. But even after five months, the antibody test did not start.
Asked when the antibody test would start, the health minister said, "We are trying to start the test." But what will the kit actually do? They will be when they are imported. '
If there is no isolation, there will be no control
The next step in identifying the patient is to isolate him / her and identify the people who come in contact with him / her and quarantine them. The number of isolation and quarantine has dropped at an astonishing rate in the last few weeks.
According to the notification of the Department of Health, only 482 people have been added to the quarantine in the last 24 hours and 139 people have been added to the isolation.
Member of the National Advisory Committee on Covid-19 and former Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Prof. Dr. Nazrul Islam told the Bengali Tribune that although there was talk of 'no mask no service', its application did not increase. The shop owners association said, no mask no sale. Whether these are being observed properly, he needs strict monitoring.
Dr. Nazrul Islam said the second wave is going on in many countries including Europe. Many flights will be launched in the next few days. But the future will tell what will happen if screenings are not done at airports and foreign returnees are not quarantined.
At the beginning, there was a lack of preparation, said IEDCR advisor Dr. Mushtaq Hossain. ‘There was academic and theoretical preparation,’ he said. A lot has been done with training keeping in mind such epidemics. But it would have been better if the work could have been coordinated with the help of experienced people including IEDCR. But it was not allowed to work that way. It is not possible for IEDCR to handle such a big issue. They are the central institute of core functions. Later, those who tried to take command here, they could not do it properly. '
‘Those who are not professionally prepared, not experienced, once took control of the epidemic. But experts need to be kept at the center here. Qualified leadership must come forward during the epidemic. He will frighten people. Talk. But now there is no one in front. Only one press release is being issued. '
Dr. Mushtaq added, "The environment could not be created so that people could come and test for fear of corona symptoms." People will follow the rules of health only if they can involve the masses in this work and go from house to house looking for patients. ' Mushtaq.