Saturday, 18 September, 2021

1,396 more recover from corona in Rajshahi div

1,396 more recover from corona in Rajshahi div

RAJSHAHI: A total of 1,396 more people were cured from the corona in all eight districts in the division on Sunday, taking the caseload of recoveries to 74,429 since the pandemic began in March last year.

A total of 13,987 other infected patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals here, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of health.

Meanwhile, 361 more people have tested positive for the deadly virus in the division on the same day, taking the total infection to 92,044.

The death toll reached 1,491 here with 12 new during the period including 624 in Bogura, 272 in Rajshahi and 148 in Natore, Dr Talukder added.

The new daily infection figure shows a bit falling trend compared to the previous day’s figure of 417.

Besides, all the positive cases for corona have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 20,996 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 14,592 have by now been released.

On the other hand, 168 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 876 others were released from isolation during the same time.

Of the total positive cases, the highest 125 were detected in Pabna, followed by 91 in Bogura, 60 in Sirajganj, 55 in Rajshahi, including 51 in its city, 22 in Naogaon and eight in Natore districts.

With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 26,252 in Rajshahi, including 23,863 in city, 5,344 in Chapainawabganj, 6,202 in Naogaon, 7,647 in Natore, 4,365 in Joypurhat, 20,390 in Bogura, 10,357 in Sirajganj and 11,487 in Pabna.

A total of 1,06,647 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, 97,753 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.