21,214 recovers from Covid-19 in Rajshahi


RAJSHAHI, Dec 10, 2020 (BSS) – With recoveries of 53 more COVID-19 patients on the last day, the number of total cured patients from the lethal disease in the division now reached 21,214, said an official report.

A number of 2,742 infected patients were also undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division, it said.

Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of health, said the death toll from the virus rose to 351 with two fatalities reported afresh in the last 24 hours.

Besides, all the positive cases for COVID-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 5,937 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 5,256 have been released.

Meanwhile, with detection of 80 new more positive cases in seven districts on Wednesday, one of the significant rises in daily infections compared to the previous couple of months, the total number of infected patients in the division has risen to 23,408, Dr Habibul Ahsan said.

Of the new positive cases, the highest 37 were detected in Bogura followed by 13 in Pabna, 11 in Sirajgonj, nine in Natore, five in Rajshahi city, four in Naogaon and one in Joypurhat districts.

With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,633 in Rajshahi including 4,196 in its city, 808 in Chapainawabganj, 1,465 in Naogaon, 1,160 in Natore, 1,228 in Joypurhat, 9,174 in Bogura, 2,445 in Sirajganj and 1,495 in Pabna.

On the other hand, a total of 98 more people in the division have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh as part of efforts of bringing all the suspected people under quarantine while 38 others were released in the last 24 hours till 8am today.

A total of 63,310 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 61,340 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period.

Following the latest detection of COVID-19 cases, the respective houses of the infected persons in different areas of the division were placed on 14-day lockdown, according to the health safety guidelines.

The health official said the whereabouts of the persons, who came in contact with COVID-19 patients, were identified and they were asked to remain in home isolation so that the virus cannot spread further.