COVID-19 infection rate in police drops

Muktadir Rashid | Published: 00:45, Jul 13,2020


The daily COVID-19 infection rate dropped in police units across the country but the total detection reached 12,582 on Sunday, according to the police headquarters.

The statistics showed that the number was 12,505 on Saturday and 77 more police members tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Sunday.

Police headquarters officials said that the total detection was 7,145 till on June 12, and maximum 346 cases were reported in a single day.

On Sunday, the police headquarters said that 2, 434 of the infected police members were under the Dhaka Metropolitan Police and only seven new cases were reported in the past 24 hours in DMP.

According to the data, 8,987 cops have so far recovered from COVID-19.

The first death in the police was recorded on April 28 and the coronavirus claimed 48 lives in the force till Sunday.

Central Police Hospital chief deputy inspector general Hasanul Hayder said that the overall situation was improving since the mortality rate is so far only 0.04 per cent.

As on July 7, Bangladesh Ansar and Village Defence Party said that so far 762 members tested positive while three of their members died of COVID-19.

The Ansar and VDP officials said that two of their members died while the recovery rate in the force was more than 56 per cent.

The Inter-Services Public Relations directorate said on Sunday that 6,205 serving and retired military and civil employees and their families tested COVID19 positive while 4,675 recovered and 78 died.

In the past one week, the ISPR said, 508 tested positive while 12 died.

Only two soldiers died of COVID-19 but the authorities suspected that they might have been infected during their primary treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital following an accident in the capital’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on April 16.

Another civil staff member of the military also died of COVID-19 but he was suffering from other complications, the officials said.

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