COVID cases increased by 63pc in 7 days: DGHS
Published: 04:47 PM, 5 January 2022 Updated: 08:10 PM, 5 January 2022
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS); File Photo
The Covid-19 cases in the country have risen by 63 percent in only seven days, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Dr. Md. Nazmul Islam, DGHS spokesman and director of the disease control branch, informed this in a regular briefing on Covid-19 on Wednesday afternoon.
Dr. Md. Nazmul Islam said “in the last seven days, 3,892 people” have been detected with Covid-19 - which is more than 1,503 virus cases than last week. “As per percentage, 63 percent more patients have been identified this week than last week.”
He further said Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has set a shining example to the world in tackling Covid-19. With the Prime Minister’s far-sighted decision and observation, vaccination activities have reached a special height.
“No matter how hard Omicron knocks on the door, if we care about personal safety, if we wear masks properly, if we wash our hands regularly with soap, if we do our daily chores while maintaining a safe social distance, then we can tackle the new variant,” the DGHS spokesman said.