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  28 Jan 2022, 14:02

1,121 more test positive for Covid-19 with two deaths in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Jan 28, 2022 (BSS) - A total of 1,121 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in all eight districts of the division on Thursday, taking the caseload to 1,07,720 since the pandemic began in March, 2020.

   The new positive cases are showing a rising trend compared to the previous day's figure of 1,053, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of health.

   The death toll reached 1,700, including 691 in Bogura, 328 in Rajshahi with 210 in its city and 175 in Natore as two new fatalities were reported during the past 24 hours, Dr Talukder added.

   Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 97,911 in the division after 264 patients were discharged from the hospitals on the same day.

   Besides, all the positive cases of Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 24,115 were kept in isolation units of different dedicated hospitals for institutional quarantine. Of them, 20,305 have been released.

   Meanwhile, 453 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 124 others were released from isolation during the same time.

   Of the 1,121 new cases, 378 were detected in Rajshahi, including 345 in its city, followed by 209 in Pabna, 166 in Bogura, 120 in Naogaon, 96 in Sirajganj, 64 in Natore, 49 in Chapainawabganj and 39 in Joypurhat districts.

   With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 30,997 in Rajshahi, including 25,386 in its city, 5,916 in Chapainawabganj, 7,096 in Naogaon, 8,829 in Natore, 5,095 in Joypurhat, 23,555 in Bogura, 12,145 in Sirajganj and 14,087 in Pabna.

   A total of 1,19,300 people have, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10, 2020 to prevent community transmission of the deadly virus.

   Of them, 1,15,203 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their quarantine period.

  

 

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