A health worker in a Dhaka hospital sorts test tubes with samples for testing novel coronavirus infection
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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has found Delta variant decoding the genome sequencing of collected samples of admitted Covid-19 patients in the past one month, reports BSS.

"Among the coronavirus positive patients admitted in BSMMU in the past one month, 100 per cent are infected by Delta variant," this was formally revealed by BSMMU vice chancellor professor Md Sharfuddin Ahmed at a press conference on Tuesday.

Referring to the findings of the BSMMU Covid-19 genome sequencing research, he also said that they (BSMMU) detected 20 per cent highly contagious omicron cases, decoding genome sequencing of collected samples from coronavirus patients between 8 December 2021 and 8 January 2022.

As per the study, the mortality rate is higher among patients with comorbidity, diabetes, cancer, respiratory, and lung diseases. Fatality rate of those patients aged above 60 years is much higher, if they are infected by the virus for the second time.

While revealing another study conducted by the BSMMU on 5 August 2021, it (BSMMU) found that the Delta variant accounted for 98 per cent of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh.