23 Sep 2021, 13:32

45 more test positive for Covid-19 in Rajshahi

 RAJSHAHI, Sept 23, 2021 (BSS) - Forty-five more people were tested

positive for Covid-19 in seven districts of the division on Wednesday, taking
the caseload to 97,914 since the pandemic began in March last year.

     The new daily infection figure is showing a declining trend compared to
the previous day's 77, while on Sunday the infection number was 30, which was
the lowest-ever since the second wave of the pandemic hit the country around
six months back, Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of Health,

     Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 93,699 in the division after
another 60 patients were discharged from the hospitals on the same day.

     The death toll reached 1,658, including 683 in Bogura, 312 in Rajshahi
with 188 in its city, and 172 in Natore, as no fresh case of fatality was
reported during the period, Dr Talukder added.

     Besides, all the positive cases for Covid-19 have, so far, been brought
under treatment while 22,563 were kept in isolation units of different
dedicated hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 18,876 have been

     Meanwhile, 96 more people have been sent to home and institutional
quarantine afresh while 159 others were released from isolation during the
same time.

     Of the 45 new cases, 14 were detected in Rajshahi, including nine in its
city, followed by 10 in Bogura, eight each in Sirajganj and Pabna, three 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 27,754 in Rajshahi, including 22,357 in city, 5,609
in Chapainawabganj, 6,364 in Naogaon, 8,300 in Natore, 4,584 in Joypurhat,
21,429 in Bogura, 11,273 in Sirajganj and 12,601 in Pabna.

     A total of 1,12,373 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, 1,09,387 have, by now, been released as they were given
clearance certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.


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