20,690 recover from Covid-19 in Rajshahi

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RAJSHAHI, Nov 28, 2020 (BSS) – With recoveries of 40 more COVID-19 patients on the last day, the number of total cured patients from the lethal disease in the division now reached 20,690, said an official report.

A number of 2,609 infected patients were also undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division, it said.

Dr Gopendra Nath Acharya, divisional director of health, said the death toll from the virus rose to 339 with no fatality reported in the last 24 hours.

Besides, all the positive cases for COVID-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 5,723 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 5,102 have been released.

Meanwhile, with detection of 70 new more positive cases in six districts on Friday, one of the significant rises in daily infections compared to the previous couple of months, raising the total number of infected patients in the division to 22,491, Dr Nath said.

Of the new positive cases, the highest 42 were detected in Bogura followed by 10 in Pabna, six in Sirajgonj, five in Rajshahi including four in its city, four in Joypurhat and three in Naogaon districts.

With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,484 in Rajshahi including 4,066 in its city, 806 in Chapainawabganj, 1,403 in Naogaon, 1,123 in Natore, 1,203 in Joypurhat, 8,765 in Bogura, 2,368 in Sirajganj and 1,339 in Pabna.

On the other hand, a total of 52 more people in the division have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh as part of efforts of bringing all the suspected people under quarantine while 24 others were released in the last 24 hours till 8am today.

A total of 62,440 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 60,781 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period.

Following the latest detection of COVID-19 cases, the respective houses of the infected persons in different areas of the division were placed on 14-day lockdown, according to the health safety guidelines.

The health official 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.