Rajshahi records 14 more Covid-19 deaths, 917 infections
RAJSHAHI, – A total of 917 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in all eight districts in the division on Tuesday, taking the caseload to 81,001 since the pandemic began, the health department sources said.
With 14 more Covid-19 related fatalities reported on the same day, the death toll climbed to 1,281 here, including 539 in Bogura, 237 in Rajshahi with 139 in its city and 138 in Chapainawabganj, said divisional director of Health Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder.
The new daily infection figure shows a rising trend compared to the previous day’s figure of 881.
Among the infected people, 57,452 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 794 new recoveries reported on the day.
A total of 11,373 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 18,805 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 13,083 have by now been released.
On the other hand, 425 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 363 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.
Of the total positive cases, the highest 218 were detected in Rajshahi, including 184 in its city, followed by 209 in Pabna, 198 in Sirajganj, 106 in Bogura, 80 in Natore, 45 in Chapainawabganj, 31 in Naogaon and 30 in Joypurhat and districts.
With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 23,444 in Rajshahi, including 18,882 in its city, 4,895 in Chapainawabganj, 5,838 in Naogaon, 6,624 in Natore, 4,149 in Joypurhat, 18,505 in Bogura, 7,915 in Sirajganj and 9,631 in Pabna.
A total of 99,306 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, 88,877 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 eight districts of the division since the beginning of the second wave making the division a hotspot of the deadly virus.