24 more test positive for Covid-19 in Rajshahi

Published : 06 Dec 2021, 21:42

Sahos Desk

Twenty-four more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in seven districts of the division on Sunday, taking the caseload to 99,458 since the pandemic began in March last year.

However, the new positive cases show a significant rising trend compared to the previous day's figure, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of Health, adding that a total of eleven people were infected on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 95,868 in the division after twenty-three patients were discharged from the hospitals on the same day.

The death toll reached 1,681, including 685 in Bogura, 323 in Rajshahi with 205 in its city and 175 in Natore as one new fatality was reported during the last 24 hours span, Dr Talukder added.

Besides, all the positive cases of Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under treatment while 23,120 were kept in isolation units of different dedicated hospitals for institutional quarantine. Of them, 19,792 have been released.

Meanwhile, 16 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 21 others were released from isolation during the same time.

Of the 24 new cases, nine were detected in Rajshahi city, followed by five in Pabna, three each in Bogura and Sirajganj, two in Joypurhat and one each in Naogaon and Natore districts.

With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 28,256 in Rajshahi including 22,813 in its city, 5,687 in Chapainawabganj, 6,451 in Naogaon, 8,418 in Natore, 4,693 in Joypurhat, 21,742 in Bogura, 11,424 in Sirajganj and 12,787 in Pabna.

A total of 1,14,713 people have, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 last year to prevent community transmission of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 1, 13,580 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine. 

Source: BSS

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