05 Sep 2021, 14:52

Covid-19 recovery cases reach 90,404 in Rajshahi division

RAJSHAHI, Sept 5, 2021 (BSS) - A total of 147 more people were cured from Covid-19 in the division on Saturday, taking the recovery cases to 90,404 since the pandemic began in March last year.

On the other hand, 156 more people have tested positive for the deadly virus in seven districts of the division on the day, climbing the number of infected cases to 96,297, 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 188 here.

The death toll however reached 1,617, including 668 in Bogura, 299 in Rajshahi with 175 in its city, and 169 in Natore, as three 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 22,001 were kept in isolation units of different dedicated hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 17,523 have by now been released.

Meanwhile, 141 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 122 others were released from isolation during the same time.
Of the total new positive cases, the highest 53 were detected in Sirajganj, followed by 38 in Rajshahi, including 34 in its city, 25 in Pabna, 19 in Bogura, 12 in Natore, five in Naogaon and four in Joypurhat districts.

With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 27,332 in Rajshahi, including 22,018 in city, 5,499 in Chapainawabganj, 6,317 in Naogaon, 8,130 in Natore, 4,505 in Joypurhat, 21,109 in Bogura, 11,029 in Sirajganj and 12,376 in Pabna.

A total of 1,10,538 people has, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 last year to prevent the community transmission of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 1,06,586 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.


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