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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-138

Prevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2 among the young people and association between diabetes, hypertension, and severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2

1 Department of Microbiology, Molecular Laboratory, Brahmanbaria Medical College, Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh
2 School of Environment and Life Sciences, Independent University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Correspondence Address:
Aklima Akter
Department of Microbiology, Molecular Laboratory, Brahmanbaria Medical College, Brahmanbaria
Nafisa Tabassum
Research assistant, School of Environment & Life Sciences
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/bbrj.bbrj_220_20

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Background: The corona virus disease-2019 (COVID-19) or corona pandemic is an outgoing pandemic caused by coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2. It was first identified in Wuhan, China, and the first COVID-19 case in Bangladesh was on March 7, 2020. A retrospective research was conducted on Brahmanbaria Medical College with COVID-19-suspected patients to understand the current situation of COVID-19 in Brahmanbaria. Methods: A total 752 oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swab samples were collected from COVID-19 suspected patients and reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction test was run to identify the positive cases. Results: We found 28.5% (n = 214) of positive cases among which 22.9% (n = 49) were diabetes mellitus patients and 20.5% (n = 46) were hypertension patients too. Conclusion: A total of 214 (28.5%) COVID-19 positive confirmed cases among 752 COVID-19-suspected peoples were found. The most common age group of COVID-19 patients was between 31 and 40 years, which is a matter of great concern as these patients develop different postcorona syndromes such as weakness, breathlessness, and muscles pains and cannot go back to their normal daily life as before.

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