Coronavirus infection has started increasing again in Barisal. With this, the Indian ‘Delta variant’ is raising concerns. The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) and the Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives (IDSHI) have identified patients with Indian variants of corona in Pirojpur and Bagerhat. In 24 hours on Saturday, 36 new patients were identified in this department.
Barisal health officials have long been concerned about the Indian version of the coronavirus. As it was identified in Pirojpur and Bagerhat, the matter has now become a matter of great concern to them.
The Department of Health says the Delta variant was recently found in samples collected from several districts of the country, including Pirojpur and Bagerhat, by the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) and the Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives (IDSHI).
Analysis of data from Barisal Health Department from May 16 to June 5 shows that the infection rate in this department has fluctuated between 5 and 20 days. But then the infection goes upwards. In these 21 days, 556 people have been infected in the department, which is 4.17 percent of the total patients. And 15 people died. However, in these 21 days, only 26 people died at Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital with corona symptoms.
According to the departmental health department, the corona of 36 people has been identified in the department in 24 hours till Saturday morning. The highest number of 19 in Barisal. A total of 6,094 people have been identified in the district. 6 people have been identified in Patuakhali. A total of 2,324 patients have been identified in the district. A total of 1,946 people, including 6 new patients, have been identified in Bhola. In Pirojpur, a total of 1,792 people were identified, including 3 new ones, and in Barguna, a total of 1,296 people were identified, including 5 new patients. However, no new patients were identified in Jhalokati on Saturday. The total number of identified patients in the district is 1,346. With this, the total number of identified patients in the department stood at 15,601.
Reviewing the data of the health department, it is seen that the second wave started in the second week of March in Barisal division. Then the number of corona patients continues to increase. In March, 518 people were identified in the department. 6 of them died. Of the 3,297 people identified in April, 52 died.
According to the data of the health department, 4,340 corona positive cases were detected in Barisal division in the last two and a half months from March to May 15, which is 26.90 percent of the total infections in the department. In these two and a half months, 72 people died in Corona, which is 26.28 percent of the total deaths in Corona.
On April 9 last year, the first corona patient was identified in the department. In the three months to June of that year, corona was detected in 2,846 people in the department, accounting for 17.98 percent of the total infections. During this time, 60 people died, which is 21.69 percent of the total deaths.
However, many more people have died of corona symptoms than corona patients. Sources at the Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barisal said a total of 69 people had died in the corona ward of the hospital till Saturday morning. Of these, 198 were corona positive. Another 483 people died of symptoms.
Health officials are also concerned over the news of the Indian type being identified in Pirojpur. Asked about this, Shyamal Krishna Mandal, Assistant Director, Barisal Divisional Health Department, told Prothom Alo on Saturday: It will take time to be sure. This variant spreads infections very quickly and also increases mortality. We have already expressed concern about this type of Indian. But now the area-based lockdown initiative is very effective.