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Bangladesh: Epidemiological Highlights Week 48 (23-29 November 2020)

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Highlights: COVID-19

As of week 48 (23 – 29 November) there are 356 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), 18 421 samples were tested.

This week (week 48), 6 new confirmed cases detected, 1 477 samples were tested, test positivity was 0.4%.

As of this week (week 48)

  • all 34/34 camps have confirmed cases

  • a total of 10 deaths from COVID-19

  • the case fatality rate is 2.8%

  • the incidence is 41.4 per 100,000 people

  • the overall positivity of all samples tested was 1.9%

Highlights:

  • Acute Respiratory Infection (17.9%), Diarrheal Diseases (6.2%) & Unexplained Fever (1.4%) are the diseases with highest proportional morbidity in week 48.

  • Community-based mortality surveillance included SARI death in weekly reporting since week 28 and the reporting frequency changed since then from bi-weekly. Sixteen (16) SARI death has been reported so far.