RAJSHAHI: A total of 1,008 more people have tested positive for corona in all eight districts of the division on Monday, taking the caseload to 69,061 while 1,096 deaths were recorded here so far since the pandemic began across the country.
With 22 more fatalities from the disease reported on the day, the death toll reached 1,096, including 472 in Bogura, 196 in Rajshahi with 106 in its city and 122 in Chapainawabganj, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of Health, reports BSS.The new daily infection figure shows a declining trend compared to the previous day’s figure of 1,339, the health department sources said.
Among the infected people, 47,240 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 812 new recoveries found on the day.
A total of 8,833 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals here.
Besides, all the positive cases for corona have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 15,814 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 10,595 have by now been released.
On the other hand, 654 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 489 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8:00 am on Tuesday.
Of the total afresh positive cases, the highest 299 were detected in Rajshahi, including 240 in its city, followed by 186 in Pabna, 144 in Bogura, 115 in Naogaon, 109 in Sirajganj, 94 in Natore, 43 in Joypurhat and 18 in Chapainawabganj districts.With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 20,661 in Rajshahi, including 16,611 in its city, 4,542 in Chapainawabganj, 5,348 in Naogaon, 5,237 in Natore, 3,900 in Joypurhat, 16,178 in Bogura, 6,027 in Sirajganj and 7,168 in Pabna.
A total of 92,715 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, 82,090 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period.
Meanwhile, the surge of corona cases has been continuing in all eight districts of the division since the very beginning of the second wave making the division a hotspot of the deadly virus.