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  06 Dec 2021, 14:26

24 more test positive for Covid-19 in Rajshahi

     RAJSHAHI, Dec 6, 2021 (BSS) - Twenty-four more people have tested
positive for Covid-19 in seven districts of the division on Sunday, taking
the caseload to 99,458 since the pandemic began in March last year.  

     However, the new positive cases show a significant rising trend compared
to the previous day's figure, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional
director of Health, adding that a total of eleven people were infected on
Saturday.  

     Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 95,868 in the division after
twenty-three patients were discharged from the hospitals on the same day.  

     The death toll reached 1,681, including 685 in Bogura, 323 in Rajshahi
with 205 in its city and 175 in Natore as one new fatality was reported
during the last 24 hours span, Dr Talukder added.  

     Besides, all the positive cases of Covid-19 have, so far, been brought
under treatment while 23,120 were kept in isolation units of different
dedicated hospitals for institutional quarantine. Of them, 19,792 have been
released.  

     Meanwhile, 16 more people have been sent to home and institutional
quarantine afresh while 21 others were released from isolation during the
same time.  

     Of the 24 new cases, nine were detected in Rajshahi city, followed by
five in Pabna, three each in Bogura and Sirajganj, two 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 28,256 in Rajshahi including 22,813 in its city,
5,687 in Chapainawabganj, 6,451 in Naogaon, 8,418 in Natore, 4,693 in
Joypurhat, 21,742 in Bogura, 11,424 in Sirajganj and 12,787 in Pabna.  

     A total of 1,14,713 people have, so far, been kept under quarantine
since March 10 last year to prevent community transmission of the deadly
coronavirus (COVID-19).  

     Of them, 1, 13,580 have, by now, been released as they were given
clearance certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine. 

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