Clinical guideline finalised to fight off Omicron


The clinical guideline to curb the spread of the Omicron strain of Coronavirus has been finalised, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Dr Nazmul Islam, spokesperson of the DGHS, came up with the information at a virtual bulletin over the Covid situation across the country on Wednesday.

Urging people to be careful about the spike in Omicron cases, Dr Nazmul, said, “The infection rate is on the rise due to the new variant of Coronavirus. A clinical guideline has been prepared for preventing the transmission of the new variant and sent to the organisations concerned.”

“The symptoms of Omicron have been added to the guideline and we’re working to find out whether there’re any new symptom of the infection,” he said.

He laid emphasis on maintaining health guidelines.

Mentioning that the infection rate of Covid-19 is over 32%, Dr Nazmul said, “The proper use of masks, maintaining health guidelines, ensuring social distance, washing hands with soaps can control the virus transmission.”

Over 16,000 people have been tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, he added.

Bangladesh logged 17 more Covid-linked deaths with 15,527 fresh cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

The daily positivity rate slightly declined to 31.64 per cent from Tuesday’s 32.40 per cent after testing 49,275 samples, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,273 while the caseload mounted to 1,731,524 on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate further declined to 1.63 per cent.

Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 69 with the detection of five more cases till Sunday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.

Source: United News of Bangladesh