Highest death, but lowest rate in Dhaka

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:13, Sep 19,2020 | Updated: 00:24, Sep 19,2020


Dhaka topped the list of top 10 districts, including their city areas, with the highest number of COVID-19 deaths, but its death rate is the lowest among the districts, according to a World Health Organisation report.

The death rate in Dhaka district, the number of deaths per 100 confirmed cases, is 0.87 per cent.

This district reported 1,547 deaths with 1,77,993 cases detected until September 14, the report says.

The other top nine districts, in terms of the number of deaths, are Chattogram, Cumilla, Narayanganj, Bogura, Sylhet, Noakhali, Chandpur, Khulna and Munshiganj.

The Directorate General of Health Services or the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research does not publish district-wise deaths.

According to the WHO report, the district with the highest death rate is Chandpur (4.81 per cent) with 106 deaths and 2,202 cases.

Chattogram having the second highest deaths, 308, has the death rate of 1.72 per cent. 

With the second place in terms of death rate, Cumilla has the third highest number of deaths, 253, accounting for 3.53 per cent death.

Narayanganj has 181 deaths with the death rate of 2.75 per cent. This district is in the fourth highest place in terms of death rate. 

Bogura, fifth in terms of the number of deaths, has 179 deaths with the death rate of 2.48 per cent. The district has the fifth highest death rate.

Sylhet reported 153 deaths with 2.46 per cent death rate.

Noakhali has 112 deaths with the death rate of 2.32 per cent while Khulna has 98 deaths with 1.64 per cent death rate.

Munshiganj is at the bottom of the list with 94 deaths and its death rate is 2.80 per cent. The district is in the third position in terms of death rate.

The next 10 districts, with respect to the number of COVID-19 deaths, are Barishal (75 deaths), Kushitia (74), Gazipur (73), Cox’s Bazar (72), Faridpur (70), Jashore (63), Brahmanbaria (63), Mymensingh (56), Rajshahi (55), and Narisingdi (55).

Until Friday morning, Bangladesh confirmed 4,881 deaths with 3.45 lakh.

The current death rate in the country is 1.41 per cent.

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