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  27 Sep 2021, 13:58

35 more test positive for Covid-19 in Rajshahi division

  RAJSHAHI, Sept 27, 2021 (BSS) - A total of 35 more people have tested
positive for Covid-19 in six districts of the division on Sunday, taking the
caseload to 98,093 since the pandemic began in March last year.

   The new daily infection figure is in declining trend compared to the
previous day's 49, while on September 19 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, said.

  Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 94,048 in the division after another
37 patients were discharged from the hospitals on the same day.

   The death toll reached 1,660, 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 22,648 were kept in isolation units of different
dedicated hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 18,968 have been
released.

  Meanwhile, 101 more people have been sent to home and institutional
quarantine afresh while 74 others were released from isolation during the
same time.

  Of the 35 new cases, 10 were detected in Natore, followed by eight in
Bogura, seven in Sirajganj, six in Rajshahi, including four in its city,
three in Joypurhat and one in Pabna districts.

  With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total
cases now stands at 27,796 in Rajshahi, including 22,393 in city, 5,621 in
Chapainawabganj, 6,368 in Naogaon, 8,323 in Natore, 4,590 in Joypurhat,
21,473 in Bogura, 11,300 in Sirajganj and 12,622 in Pabna.

   A total of 1,12,651 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, 1,09,861 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance
certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.

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