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  17 Oct 2021, 13:48
Update : 17 Oct 2021, 13:50

15 more test positive for Covid-19 in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Oct 17, 2021 (BSS) - Fifteen more people tested positive for
Covid-19 in five districts of the division on Saturday, taking the caseload
to 98,747 since the pandemic began in March last year.  

    However, the new positive figure is almost similar to the previous day's
figure of 13, which was the lowest-ever in the division since the second wave
of the pandemic hit the country around six months back, said Dr Habibul Ahsan
Talukder, divisional director of Health.  

    Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 94,676 in the division after
another 19 patients were discharged from the hospitals on the same day.  

    The death toll reached 1,667, including 685 in Bogura, 315 in Rajshahi
with 192 in its city, and 173 in Natore, as one fresh case of fatality was
reported after six consecutive days today, Dr Talukder added.  

    Besides, all the positive cases of Covid-19 have, so far, been brought
under treatment while 22,931 were kept in isolation units of different
dedicated hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 19,214 have been
released.  

    Meanwhile, 41 more people have been sent to home and institutional
quarantine afresh while 71 others were released from isolation during the
same time. Of the 15 new cases, four each were detected in Rajshahi city,
Joypurhat and Two in Pabna and one in Natore districts.  

    With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total
cases now stands at 28,027 in Rajshahi, including 22,596 in city, 5,663 in
Chapainawabganj, 6,401 in Naogaon, 8,367 in Natore, 4,620 in Joypurhat,
21,586 in Bogura, 11,388 in Sirajganj and 12,695 in Pabna.  

    A total of 1,13,525 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, 1,12,002 have, by now, been released as they were given
clearance certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.  

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