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Corona cases reach 98,732 in Rajshahi

  • Our Correspondent
  • 17 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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RAJSHAHI: Thirteen more people tested positive for Covid-19 in three districts of the division on Friday, taking the caseload to 98,732 since the pandemic began in March last year. 

However, the new positive figure is the lowest-ever in the division since the second wave of the pandemic hit the country around six months back, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of Health. 

Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 94,657 in the division after another 11 patients were discharged from the hospitals on the same day.

The death toll reached 1,666, including 685 in Bogura, 314 in Rajshahi with 191 in its city, and 173 in Natore, as no fresh case of fatality was reported for the sixth consecutive day today, Dr Talukder added.

Besides, all the positive cases of Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under treatment while 22,921 were kept in isolation units of different dedicated hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 19,207 have been released. 

Meanwhile, four more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while four others were released from isolation during the same time. Of the 13 new cases, seven were detected in Rajshahi city, followed by four in Bogura and two in Sirajganj districts.