29 Jan 2022, 12:06
Update : 29 Jan 2022, 17:50

388 more test positive for Covid-19 with one death in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Jan 29, 2022 (BSS) - A total of 388 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in six districts of the division on Friday, taking the caseload to 1,08,108 since the pandemic began in March, 2020.

The new positive cases are showing a significant falling trend compared to the previous day's figure of 1,121, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of health.

The death toll reached 1,701, including 691 in Bogura, 328 in Rajshahi with 210 in its city and 175 in Natore as one new fatality was reported during the past 24 hours, Dr Talukder added.

Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 98,063 in the division after 152 patients were discharged from the hospitals on the same day.

Besides, all the positive cases of Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 24,191 were kept in isolation units of different dedicated hospitals for institutional quarantine. Of them, 20,308 have been released.

Meanwhile, 133 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 52 others were released from isolation during the same time.

Of the 388 new cases, 177 were detected in Rajshahi, including 176 in its city, followed by 100 in Bogura, 71 in Sirajganj, 29 in Natore, nine in Chapainawabganj and two in Joypurhat districts.

With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 31,174 in Rajshahi, including 25,562 in its city, 5,925 in Chapainawabganj, 7,096 in Naogaon, 8,858 in Natore, 5,097 in Joypurhat, 23,655 in Bogura, 12,216 in Sirajganj and 14,087 in Pabna.

A total of 1,19,433 people have, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10, 2020 to prevent community transmission of the deadly virus.

Of them, 1,15,255 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their quarantine period.



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