Zeitschrift für antivirale und antiretrovirale Medikamente

Zeitschrift für antivirale und antiretrovirale Medikamente
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Epidemiological Characteristics of COVID-19 in Bangladesh: A Cross Sectional Study

Rezaul Karim Ripon

A total of 922K cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Bangladesh up to the 11th of July 2021. The study aims to investigate the epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 patients in Bangladesh. We conducted a cross sectional study on patients with COVID-19 in the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital in the capital city Dhaka. Data of the patients who were recovered from COVID-19 up to the 26th of June 2021 were recorded via COVID-19 report form. A total of 12095 patients were included in this study. The median age was 55 years. About 1330 (11%) needed to be hospitalized, among them 242 (2%) needed to go to ICU and 731 (55%) needed to stay in hospital for less than 7 days. Around 4717 (39%) experienced further health problems after recovery from COVID-19. Such faced problems were psychological (3018, 64%), musculoskeletal pain (330, 7%), numbness (283, 6%), physical frailty (377, 8%), functional immobility (235, 5%), leg swelling (188, 4%), Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease (429, 9.1%). About 5442 (45%) had more than one sign and symptom. Those ages more than 60 year, urban residence people, male gender, and having cardiovascular disease were critical condition (483, 4%) of COVID-19 from others. Implementing wearing face masks and observing social distancing would help in protecting against infection with COVID-19.

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