21 Sep 2021, 14:43

62 more tested positive for Covid-19 in Rajshahi division




   62 more tested positive for Covid-19 in Rajshahi division

   RAJSHAHI, Sept 21, 2021 (BSS) - 62 more people were tested positive for
Covid-19 in all eight districts of the division on Monday, taking the
caseload to 97,792 since the pandemic began in March last year.

   The new daily infection figure is double compared to the previous day's
30, which was the ever-lowest since the second wave of the pandemic hit the
country around six months back, Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional
director of Health, said.

   Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 93,554 in the division after another
38 patients were discharged from the hospitals on the same day.

   The death toll reached 1,656, including 682 in Bogura, 312 in Rajshahi
with 188 in its city, and 172 in Natore, as two fresh cases of fatality were
reported during the period, Dr Talukder added.

   Besides, all the positive cases for Covid-19 have, so far, been brought
under necessary treatment while 22,533 were kept in isolation units of
different dedicated hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 18,840
have been released.

   Meanwhile, 84 more people have been sent to home and institutional
quarantine afresh while 78 others were released from isolation during the
same time.

   Of the 62 new cases, 16 were detected in Sirajganj, followed by 14 in
Rajshahi, including 11 in its city, 13 in Bogura, six in Natore, five in
Pabna, four in Chapainawabganj, three in Naogaon and one in Joypurhat

   With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total
cases now stands at 27,715 in Rajshahi, including 22,324 in city, 5,595 in
Chapainawabganj, 6,361 in Naogaon, 8,299 in Natore, 4,578 in Joypurhat,
21,405 in Bogura, 11,255 in Sirajganj and 12,584 in Pabna.

   A total of 1,12,197 people have, so far, been kept under quarantine since
March 10 last year to prevent the community transmission of the deadly
coronavirus (COVID-19).

   Of them, 1,09,135 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance
certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.


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