21 Jul 2021, 14:21

Covid-19 cases reach 76,423 with 1,191 deaths in Rajshahi division

RAJSHAHI, July 21, 2021 (BSS) - A total of 402 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in all eight districts in the division on Tuesday, taking the caseload to 76,423, so far, since the pandemic began.

With eight more fatalities from the disease reported on the same day, the death toll reached 1,191, including 511 are in Bogura, 213 in Rajshahi with 118 in its city and 131 in Chapainawabganj, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of Health.

The new daily infection figure shows a significant declining trend compared to the previous day's figure of 933, the health department sources said.

Among the infected people, 52,263 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 495 new recoveries found on the day.

A total of 10,332 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals here.

Besides, all the positive cases for Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 17,458 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 11,923 have by now been released.

On the other hand, 144 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 431 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

Of the total positive cases, the highest 134 were detected in Sirajganj, followed by 95 in Bogura, 80 in Rajshahi city, 32 in Naogaon, 26 in Pabna, 21 in Chapainawabganj, nine in Joypurhat and five in Natore districts.

With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 22,358 in Rajshahi, including 17,971 in its city, 4,762 in Chapainawabganj, 5,659 in Naogaon, 6,023 in Natore, 4,038 in Joypurhat, 17,587 in Bogura, 7,100 in Sirajganj and 8,896 in Pabna.

A total of 96,647 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, 85,899 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.

Meanwhile, the surge of Covid-19 cases has been continuing in all eight districts of the division since the beginning of the second wave making the division a hotspot of the deadly virus.


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