COVID-19 cases reach 22,028 in Rajshahi division, 20,388 cured

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RAJSHAHI, Nov 21, 2020 (BSS) – With detection of 56 more positive cases in seven districts of the division in the last 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 infected patients now reached 22,028, said an official report today.

Of the infected patients, 20,388 have, so far, been recovered from the lethal disease with 42 new recoveries in the last 24 hours as the number of fatalities stands at 331 including 200 in Bogura and 50 in Rajshahi with three new death cases reported.

Of the total new positive cases, the highest 27 were detected in Bogura followed by 10 in Joypurhat, seven in Rajshahi including one in its city, six in Naogaon, four in Sirajgonj and one each in Chapainawabganj and Pabna districts, said Dr Gopendra Nath Acharya, Divisional Director of Health.

With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,394 in Rajshahi including 3,996 in its city, 804 in Chapainawabganj, 1,386 in Naogaon, 1,107 in Natore, 1,187 in Joypurhat, 8,530 in Bogura, 2,330 in Sirajganj and 1,290 in Pabna.

Another 2,576 patients were undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division till this morning.

Besides, 5,670 other suspected patients were undergoing treatment in isolation units and 5,089 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 Nath 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 27 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 25 others were released in all eight districts of the division over the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

A total of 61,958 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 60,492 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period in the division.