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2021-06-24 17:18:40 BdST

Country's 40 districts at high risk of Covid infections: WHO

Two-third of Bangladesh is now at very high risk of the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Its Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Update, released on June 21, flagged 40 districts as very high risk zones, 15 districts as high risk zones and six as moderately risky.

The WHO identified the levels of risk based on a one-week (14-20 June) sample test and patient identification rate.

According to the WHO, all the districts in the Khulna division are at very high risk of infections. Six out of eight districts in the Rajshahi division are identified as at very high risk, and the remaining two are at high risk.

Six districts in Chattogram are at very high risk, three districts at high risk, and one district at medium risk.

The remaining districts with at very high risk of infections are: Thakurgaon, Lalmonirhat, Faridpur, Madaripur, Gopalganj, Jhalakathi, Pirojpur, Rangpur, Kurigram, Barishal, Sherpur, Jamalpur, Tangail, Gazipur, Kishoreganj, Sylhet and Rajbari.

Two other districts, including Dhaka, are at high risk of infections.

Three districts in Barishal are at high risk, and the remaining three are at medium risk. As per the latest, the total infections in the country reached 8,66,877 while the death toll is at 13,787.

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