COVID-19 cases reach 22,881 in Rajshahi division, 20,919 cured
Published : 03 Dec 2020, 14:56
With detection of 108 more positive cases in the division in the last 24 hours till this morning, the total number of COVID-19 infected patients now reached 22,881, said an official report.
Of the infected patients, 20,919 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 39 new recoveries found in the last 24 hours as the number of deaths from the disease stands at 346 including 212 in Bogura and 52 in Rajshahi with one more fatality reported.
Of the total new positive cases, the highest 59 were detected in Bogura followed by 22 in Rajshahi including 18 in its city, 11 in Naogaon, 10 in Pabna and three each in Natore and Sirajganj districts, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, Divisional Director of Health.
With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,569 in Rajshahi including 4,141 in its city, 807 in Chapainawabganj, 1,424 in Naogaon, 1,138 in Natore, 1,211 in Joypurhat, 8,933 in Bogura, 2,389 in Sirajganj and 1,410 in Pabna.
A number of 2,680 identified patients were undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division till this morning as 5,821 other suspected patients remained in isolation units and 5,172 have, by now, been released.
Following detection of the new COVID-19 cases, the respective houses of the infected persons in different areas under the division were placed on 14-day lockdown as per the health safety guidelines.
Dr Habibul Talukder said the whereabouts of the persons, who came in contact with COVID-19 patients, were identified and they were asked to remain in home isolation so that the virus cannot spread further.
On the other hand, a total of 135 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 68 others were released in all eight districts of the division over the last 24 hours till 8 am today.
A total of 62,863 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Of them, 61,054 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period in the division.
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