01 Aug 2021, 14:09

Covid-19 cases hit 83,855 with 1,325 fatalities in Rajshahi division

RAJSHAHI, Aug 1, 2021 (BSS) - A total of 808 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in all eight districts in the division on Saturday, taking the caseload to 83,855 since the pandemic began, the health department sources said here today.
With seven more Covid-19 related fatalities reported on the same day, the death toll reached 1,325 here, including 560 in Bogura, 244 in Rajshahi with 142 in its city and 140 in Chapainawabganj, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of Health.
The new daily infection figure shows a significant surging trend compared to the previous day's figure of 520.
Among the infected people, 58,576 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 1,010 new recoveries reported on the day.
A total of 12,100 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 19,648 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 13,521 have by now been released.
On the other hand, 425 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 696 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.
Of the total positive cases, the highest 236 were detected in Rajshahi, including 187 in its city, followed by 169 in Pabna, 137 in Bogura, 85 in Sirajganj, 73 in Natore, 55 in Chapainawabganj, 27 in Joypurhat and 26 in Naogaon districts.
With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 24,232 in Rajshahi, including 19,504 in its city, 5,038 in Chapainawabganj, 5,953 in Naogaon, 6,843 in Natore, 4,198 in Joypurhat, 18,994 in Bogura, 8,489 in Sirajganj and 10,108 in Pabna.
A total of 1,00,743 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, 90,405 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.
Meanwhile, the surge in Covid-19 cases has been continuing in all the eight districts of the division since the beginning of the second wave making it a hotspot of the deadly virus.


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