RAJSHAHI: With reco-veries of 66 more coronavirus infected people on Friday, the total number of cured patients from the lethal virus reached 31,300 in the division, an official report said here on Saturday.
A total of 3,854 coronavirus patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals here, reports BSS.Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of health, said the death toll from the virus rose to 547, including 313 in Bogura and 83 in Rajshahi with 54 in its city while seven more fatalities reported afresh today.
Meanwhile, with the detection of 65 new positive cases, the daily infection rate shows a significant declining trend compared to the previous day’s number 276, raising the total number of infected patients to 34,838, Dr Ahsan said.
Of the new positive cases, the highest 33 were detected in Rajshahi city, followed by 29 in Sirajganj, seven in Bogura, three in Joypurhat, two in Pabna and one in Naogaon districts.
With the newly detected cases, the district-wise breakup of the Covid-19 patients now stands at 8,638 in Rajshahi, including 7,021 in its city, 1,595 in Chapainawabganj, 2,209 in Naogaon, 1,713 in Natore, 1,697 in Joypurhat, 12,247 in Bogura, 3,661 in Sirajganj and 3,078 in Pabna.
A number of 16 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 16 others were released from quarantine during the last 24 hours till 8 am today in the division.
A total of 72,652 people have, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 last year to prevent community transmission of the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19).Of them, 71,087 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period.
Meanwhile, a total of 4,05,063 people received second doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the city and eight districts of Rajshahi division since the nationwide second dose vaccination began on April 8.
Of them, 1,959 people including 824 female took the second jabs on Thursday, Dr Ahsan said on Saturday.
He said 79 including 36 female in Chapainawabganj, 120 including 55 female in Natore, 1,310 people including 546 female in Bogra and 450 including 187 female in Joypurhat received the vaccines on Thursday.