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  23 Oct 2021, 14:31

Covid-19 cases reach 98,840 with 8 new in Rajshahi

   RAJSHAHI, Oct 23, 2021 (BSS) - Eight more people tested positive for

Covid-19 in four districts of the division on Friday, taking the caseload to
98,840 since the pandemic began in March last year.

  However, the new positive figure shows a significant falling trend compared
to the previous day's figure, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional
director of Health, adding that Thursday's infection figure was 19. .

   Besides, Wednesday's fresh infection figure was just four, which was the
lowest-ever in the division since the second wave of the pandemic hit the
country.

   Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 94,962 in the division after another
five patients were discharged from the hospitals on the same day.

   The death toll reached 1,671, including 685 in Bogura, 318 in Rajshahi
with 193 in its city, and 173 in Natore, Dr Talukder added.  Besides, all the
positive cases of Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under treatment while
22,968 were kept in isolation units of different dedicated hospitals for
institutional supervision. Of them, 19,323 have been released.

   Meanwhile, four more people have been sent to home and institutional
quarantine afresh while 19 others were released from isolation during the
same time. Of the eight new cases, four were detected in Bogura, followed by
two in Pabna and one each in "Sirajganj and Chapainawabganj districts.

   With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total
cases now stands at 28,068 in Rajshahi, including 22,634 in city, 5,666 in
Chapainawabganj, 6,405 in Naogaon, 8,381 in Natore, 4,621 in Joypurhat,
21,604 in Bogura, 11,393 in Sirajganj and 12,704 in Pabna.

   A total of 1,13,690 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, 1,12,402 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance
certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.

  

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