15 Jan 2022, 13:25
Update : 15 Jan 2022, 13:46

50 more test positive for Covid-19 in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Jan 15, 2022 (BSS) - As many as 50 more people have tested
positive for Covid-19 in four districts of the division on Friday, taking the
caseload to 1,00,427 since the pandemic began in March, 2020.

   The new positive cases are showing a falling trend compared to the
previous day's figure of 117, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional
director of health.

   Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 96,511 in the division after 32
patients were discharged from the hospitals on the same day.

   The death toll climbed to 1,694, including 688 in Bogura, 327 in Rajshahi
with 209 in its city and 175 in Natore as no new fatality was reported during
the past 24 hours, Dr Talukder added.

   Besides, all the positive cases of Covid-19 have, so far, been brought
under necessary treatment while 23,272 were kept in isolation units of
different dedicated hospitals for institutional quarantine. Of them, 20,042
have been released.

   Meanwhile, 23 more people have been sent to home and institutional
quarantine afresh while eight others were released from isolation during the
same time.

   Of the 50 new cases, 25 were detected in Bogura, followed by 18 in
Rajshahi city, four in Pabna and three in Joypurhat districts.

   With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total
cases now stands at 28,588 in Rajshahi including 23,114 in its city, 5,690 in
Chapainawabganj, 6,493 in Naogaon, 8,500 in Natore, 4,806 in Joypurhat,
21,943 in Bogura, 11,463 in Sirajganj and 12,944 in Pabna.

   A total of 1,15,686 people have, so far, been kept under quarantine since
March 10, 2020 to prevent community transmission of the deadly coronavirus

   Of them, 1, 14,464 have, by now, been released as they were given
clearance certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.


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