The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has identified 31 districts as "high risk areas" due to a higher Covid-19 infection rate in the areas.
These districts are - Moulvibazar, Munshiganj, Chattogram, Dhaka, Sylhet, Narsingdi, Khulna, Narayanganj, Rajbari, Feni, Noakhali, Chandpur, Shariatpur, Lakshmipur, Cumilla, Barishal, Rajshahi, Bogura, Narail, Nilphamari, Gazipur, Faridpur, Brahmanbaria, Jashore, Madaripur, Naogaon, Rangpur, Kishoreganj, Natore, Tangail and Cox's Bazar.
A DGHS press release disclosed the names today.
Earlier on Monday DGHS Additional Director General Professor Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora said, "Data such as disease levels, number of patients, and infection rates are analysed every week to identify the high-risk areas."
"As such, on 13 March, six districts were found to be at high risk of infection. A week later, on 20 March, the number rose to 20, and after the analysis of 24 March, the total number of risky districts was 29," she said.
"This means that the infection is actually spreading slowly across the entire country," Flora added.
Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 5,358 new cases in the last 24 hours, which is the highest in a single day till date. Besides, the country reported 52 more deaths, the highest daily figure since 26 August last year from the deadly virus.
Besides, fatalities from the virus infection have surpassed 9,000-mark in the country. The number of Covid-19 cases now stands at 611,295.