04 Sep 2021, 15:03

299 more recovered from Covid-19 in Rajshahi division

RAJSHAHI, Sept 4, 2021 (BSS) - A total of 299 more people were cured from Covid-19 in the division on Friday, taking the recovery cases to 90,257 since the pandemic began in March last year.

On the other hand, 88 more people have tested positive for the deadly virus in four districts of the division on the same day, climbing the number of infected cases to 96,141, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of health.

However, the new daily infection figure is one of the ever-lowest in the last couple of weeks since the second wave hit the country around four months back. However, the previous day's positive cases were 222 here.

The death toll however reached 1,614, including 667 in Bogura, 297 in Rajshahi with 175 in its city, and 169 in Natore, as two fresh cases of fatality were reported during the period, Dr Talukder added.

Besides, all the positive cases for Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under treatment while 21,935 were kept in isolation units of different dedicated hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 17,359 have by now been released.

On the other hand, 22 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 70 others were released from isolation during the same time.

Of the total new positive cases, the highest 45 were detected in Sirajganj, followed by 23 in Bogura, 19 in Rajshahi, including 18 in its city, and one in Pabna districts.

With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 27,294 in Rajshahi, including 21,988 in city, 5,499 in Chapainawabganj, 6,312 in Naogaon, 8,118 in Natore, 4,501 in Joypurhat, 21,090 in Bogura, 10,976 in Sirajganj and 12,351 in Pabna.

A total of 1,10,397 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, 1,06,364 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.

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