Sharp rise in Covid-19 cases

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The fact that the rate of new Covid-19 cases has increased by 85 percent and the deaths by 42.5 percent in the last week highlight that this deadly infectious disease is on a fast moving upward trajectory again. A report published by The Daily Star on March 28, 2021 shows that a total of 39 people have died in a single day from Covid-19, which is the highest rate of casualties in the last three and a half months. Among the number of Covid-19 samples that were tested on March 27, 2021, 14.9 percent came out to be positive, which is also higher than the previous day's result.

According to data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), a total of 201 people have died in the last week while the number was 141 in the week before. Within the same timeframe, the new number of confirmed cases were 23,100, which is almost double that of the previous week. More shocking is that there are only 574 ICU beds scattered all over the country, among which, 291 are situated in Dhaka city. And among the ICUs' of Dhaka city, only 50 are vacant at present.
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