BSS-38 4 more people test positive for Covid-19 in Rajshahi

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4 more people test positive for Covid-19 in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, April 21, 2020 (BSS) – Four more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Rajshahi division, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the division to 22.

After testing samples of 94 persons at the Covid-19 Laboratory at the Department of Virology in Rajshahi Medical College Hospital here, four positive cases were detected.

Of the new cases, three were detected in Bogura and one in Joypurhat.

Following confirmation of Covid-19 cases, the respective houses of the infected persons at different areas in the division were placed on lockdown.

Prof Dr Sabera Gulnahar, head of the virology department and in-charge of the laboratory, said a total of 22 cases have been detected so far — after testing samples of 1,103 patients — since the lab started its operation on April 1.

Among the total infected cases, eight were in Rajshahi, five in Bogura, four in Joypurhat, three in Chapainawabganj, two in Pabna and one in Naogaon and Sirajgonj each.

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