27 Jul 2021, 14:33

Rajshahi records 17 more Covid-19 deaths, 881 infections

RAJSHAHI, July 27, 2021 (BSS) - A total of 881 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in all eight districts in the division on Monday, taking the caseload to 80,084 since the pandemic began, the health department sources said.

With 17 more fatalities from the Covid-19 reported on the same day, the death toll climbed to 1,267 here, including 533 in Bogura, 234 in Rajshahi with 137 in its city and 137 in Chapainawabganj, said divisional director of Health Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder.

The new daily infection figure, however, shows a little-bit declining trend compared to the previous day's figure of 908.

Among the infected people, 56,658 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 803 new recoveries found on the day.

A total of 11,229 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals here.

Besides, all the positive cases for Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 18,537 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 12,907 have by now been released.

On the other hand, 698 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 395 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

Of the total positive cases, the highest 193 were detected in Rajshahi, including 163 in its city, followed by 192 in Natore, 174 in Sirajganj, 145 in Pabna, 135 in Bogura, 19 in Chapainawabganj, 12 in Naogaon and 11 in Joypurhat and districts.

With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 23,226 in Rajshahi, including 18,698 in its city, 4,850 in Chapainawabganj, 5,807 in Naogaon, 6,544 in Natore, 4,119 in Joypurhat, 18,399 in Bogura, 7,717 in Sirajganj and 9,422 in Pabna.

A total of 98,881 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, 88,514 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.

Meanwhile, the surge of Covid-19 cases has been continuing in all eight districts of the division since the beginning of the second wave making the division a hotspot of the deadly virus.


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