Tuesday, 30 November, 2021

Corona cases reach 98,840 with 8 new in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: Eight more people tested positive for corona in four districts of the division on Friday, taking the caseload to 98,840 since the pandemic began in March last year.

However, the new positive figure shows a significant falling trend compared to the previous day’s figure, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of Health, adding that Thursday’s infection figure was 19.

Besides, Wednesday’s fresh infection figure was just four, which was the lowest-ever in the division since the second wave of the pandemic hit the country.

Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 94,962 in the division after another five patients were discharged from the hospitals on the same day.

Meanwhile, four more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 19 others were released from isolation during the same time. Of the eight new cases, four were detected in Bogura, followed by two in Pabna and one each in “Sirajganj and Chapainawabganj districts.

With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 28,068 in Rajshahi, including 22,634 in city, 5,666 in Chapainawabganj, 6,405 in Naogaon, 8,381 in Natore, 4,621 in Joypurhat, 21,604 in Bogura, 11,393 in Sirajganj and 12,704 in Pabna.

A total of 1,13,690 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, 1,12,402 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.