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Bangladesh: Epidemiological Highlights Week 18 (27 April - 3 May 2020)

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  • Seven (7) SARI/Suspected COVID-19 reported in week 18. All were tested negative. So far 38 patients investigated since 27 March 2020 while started receiving notification through EWARS hotline as per current COVID-19 surveillance protocol. No positive case has been detected yet.

  • In Cox’s Bazar district, 24 additional patients tested positive for COVID-19 in week 18.
    Total COVID-19 patients in district is 39 (all host community). The first COVID-19 patient was detected on 23 March.

  • Acute Respiratory Infection (17.4%), Diarrheal Diseases (6.6%) & Unexplained Fever (1.8%) are the diseases with highest proportional morbidity in week 18. Injury/wounds shows increasing trend (3.0%) over last couple of months.

  • Total consultation is significantly dropped over 50% in last 1 and half month. Out of total consultation, ARI contributed 17.4% in week 18 decreased from 26.4% in week 12.

  • Two third reduction of total ARI consultation indicates changes in specific health seeking behavior of population.

  • Community-based mortality surveillance has included SARI death in weekly reporting. No SARI death has been reported so far.

  • Currently 12 sentinel sites (Isolation and Treatment Centers) have been trained to collect sample using SARI/Suspected COVID-19 case definition in camps.

  • Additionally for further strengthening testing, selected sentinel sites have been communicated for ARI/ILI samples from OPD patients. 24 samples collected so far on such basis and it will be continuing in coming days in order to early detection of cases.

  • Rapid Investigation Teams are functional for case investigation and contact tracing. Go.Data apps will be using for data collection tool along with preliminary notification receiving in EWRAS.