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89,399 infected with corona in Rajshahi division so far

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  • 11 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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89,399 infected with corona in Rajshahi division so far

RAJSHAHI: A total of 508 more people have tested positive for corona in all eight districts in the division on Monday, taking the caseload to 89,399 since the pandemic began.

With 18 more corona related fatalities, reported on the same day, the death toll reached 1,435 in the division including 604 in Bogura, 258 in Rajshahi with 154 in its city and 144 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 508.

Among the infected people, 66,543 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 452 new recoveries reported on the day.

A total of 13,403 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 20,642 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 14,226 have by now been released.

On the other hand, 356 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 449 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8 am on Tuesday.

Of the total positive cases, the highest 138 were detected in Rajshahi, including 104 in its city, followed by 128 in Sirajganj, 101 in Bogura, 74 in Pabna, 44 in Natore, 11 in Chapainawabganj and six each in Naogaon and Joypurhat districts.

With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 25,707 in Rajshahi, including 20,659 in its city, 5,254 in Chapainawabganj, 6,113 in Naogaon, 7,383 in Natore, 4,294 in Joypurhat, 19,906 in Bogura, 9,764 in Sirajganj and 10,978 in Pabna.

A total of 1,04,681 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, 93,576 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.