COVID hospitalisation rate spikes

  • Families take COVID-19 patients to Mugda General Hospital in Dhaka on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 amid a record surge in coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Families take COVID-19 patients to Mugda General Hospital in Dhaka on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 amid a record surge in coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Families take COVID-19 patients to Mugda General Hospital in Dhaka on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 amid a record surge in coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Families take COVID-19 patients to Mugda General Hospital in Dhaka on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 amid a record surge in coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Three ambulances carrying COVID patients wait outside the Emergency Unit of Dhaka’s Mugda General Hospital on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 amid a shortage of beds. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Three ambulances carrying COVID patients wait outside the Emergency Unit of Dhaka’s Mugda General Hospital on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 amid a shortage of beds. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Most of the COVID patients who came to Dhaka’s Mugda General Hospital for admission on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 were senior citizens. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Most of the COVID patients who came to Dhaka’s Mugda General Hospital for admission on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 were senior citizens. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Abdur Rashid, a 77-year-old COVID-19 patient, is taken out of an ambulance at Mugda General Hospital in Dhaka on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021. He was denied admission to two private hospitals earlier. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Abdur Rashid, a 77-year-old COVID-19 patient, is taken out of an ambulance at Mugda General Hospital in Dhaka on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021. He was denied admission to two private hospitals earlier. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The grandson of Abdur Rashid, a 77-year-old COVID-19 patient, holds an oxygen mask over the septuagenarian's face at the emergency department of Mugda General Hospital in Dhaka on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021. He arrived there after being denied admission to two private hospitals earlier. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The grandson of Abdur Rashid, a 77-year-old COVID-19 patient, holds an oxygen mask over the septuagenarian's face at the emergency department of Mugda General Hospital in Dhaka on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021. He arrived there after being denied admission to two private hospitals earlier. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Gurucharan Sarker, a resident of Dhaka's Meradia, had undergone treatment at a private hospital in Banasree for the last three days after contracting the coronavirus. He was moved to Mugda General Hospital after his condition deteriorated on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Gurucharan Sarker, a resident of Dhaka's Meradia, had undergone treatment at a private hospital in Banasree for the last three days after contracting the coronavirus. He was moved to Mugda General Hospital after his condition deteriorated on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Gurucharan Sarker, a resident of Dhaka's Meradia, had undergone treatment at a private hospital in Banasree for the last three days after contracting the coronavirus. He was moved to Mugda General Hospital after his condition deteriorated on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Gurucharan Sarker, a resident of Dhaka's Meradia, had undergone treatment at a private hospital in Banasree for the last three days after contracting the coronavirus. He was moved to Mugda General Hospital after his condition deteriorated on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A health worker collects a swab sample from a person at Dhaka’s Mugda General Hospital for coronavirus test on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A health worker collects a swab sample from a person at Dhaka’s Mugda General Hospital for coronavirus test on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People wait in queues outside Dhaka’s Mugda General Hospital for COVID-19 tests on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People wait in queues outside Dhaka’s Mugda General Hospital for COVID-19 tests on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People wait in queues outside Dhaka’s Mugda General Hospital for COVID-19 tests on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People wait in queues outside Dhaka’s Mugda General Hospital for COVID-19 tests on Saturday, Apr 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi