04 Aug 2021, 15:07

Covid-19 cases hit 86,035 with 685 new in Rajshahi division


RAJSHAHI, Aug 4, 2021 (BSS) - A total of 685 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in all eight districts in the division on Tuesday, taking the caseload to 86,035 since the pandemic began, the health department sources said here today.

With eight more Covid-19 related fatalities, reported on the same day, the death toll reached 1,369 here including 575 in Bogura, 252 in Rajshahi with 148 in its city and 142 in Chapainawabganj, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of Health.

The new daily infection figure shows a little-bit falling trend compared to the previous day's figure of 771.

Among the infected people, 63,248 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 935 new recoveries reported on the day.

A total of 12,595 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 20,083 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 13,809 have by now been released.

On the other hand, 595 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 276 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

Of the total positive cases, the highest 146 were detected in Natore, followed by 142 in Rajshahi, including 112 in its city, 135 in Sirajganj, 122 in Pabna, 87 in Bogura, 32 in Chapainawabganj, 12 in Joypurhat and nine in Naogaon districts.

With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 24,822 in Rajshahi, including 19,945 in its city, 5,125 in Chapainawabganj, 6,019 in Naogaon, 7,122 in Natore, 4,243 in Joypurhat, 19,288 in Bogura, 8,919 in Sirajganj and 10,497 in Pabna.

A total of 1,02,206 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, 91,607 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 the eight districts of the division since the beginning of second wave making it a hotspot of the deadly virus.

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