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2,212 died with Covid-19 symptoms in Bangladesh: Report

| Updated: February 22, 2021 18:28:44

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A total of 2,212 people died with coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms in the last eleven months across the country, according to the latest report.

Of the deaths, some 1,775 males and 437 females died from March 22, 2020, to February 13, 2021, showed the report prepared by a project styled 'Bangladesh Peace Observatory (BPO)' under the Centre for Genocide Studies at Dhaka University.

The peace observatory project has prepared the report based on information from 25 media outlets, including national and local dailies, TV channels, and news portals. However, this information was not verified from the field level.

According to the report, during the period under review, the Dhaka division saw 394 deaths with Covid-19 like symptoms while the number of similar deaths recorded in the Chattogram division was 734. Mymensingh division had 61 such deaths, the lowest record, added the BPO report.

Sylhet, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, and Barishal divisions reported 102, 223, 95, 359, and 244 deaths respectively.

The top 10 districts in terms of COVID-like symptoms death are Cumilla, Chandpur, Khulna, Satkhira, Chattogram, Dhaka, Barishal, Rajshahi, Bogura, and Patuakhali, as per the report.

The highest 252 people died of COVID-like Symptoms in Cumilla district while Patuakhali saw the lowest 51 deaths, the report added.

The BPO project has been regularly publishing reports on multiple issues with financial support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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