Bangladesh is breaking all its previous records of daily coronavirus infections since Saturday, which can be attributed to the government’s initiative for increasing the sample testing.
The number of new infections reported was only 58 on Saturday, which mounted up to 139 cases on Sunday, with a 140% jump in new cases. On Monday, 182 new cases were reported, a 31% jump from the previous day, but a 214% jump from Saturday.
As the government continues to conduct more tests every day, it is expected that the total cases will cross the 1,000 mark by tomorrow, if not today.
Hotspots in Dhaka
An analysis by the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), compiled till Monday, provides a detailed picture of 761 cases out of total 803 infections.
89% of the cases were from Dhaka city and districts under Dhaka Division as a total of 674 cases were reported in the region against the total compiled data of 761 cases.
Dhaka, as a city alone, hosts over 50% of the cases as infections were reported from 85 areas of the capital.
Out of the areas, ten areas reported more than 10 cases as of now.
With 22 cases in total, Wari in Old Dhaka is in the top position, followed by Tolarbag in Mirpur where the first death from Covid-19 was reported.
Jatrabari is in the third position with 16 cases, while Dhanmondi and Lalbagh reported 15 cases each. Basabo, Mohammadpur, Mirpur-11, Babu Bazar, and Mirpur-12 are also in the list.
Major hotspots for reported cases in Dhaka