21,946 recover from Covid-19 in Rajshahi


RAJSHAHI, Dec 26, 2020 (BSS) – With recoveries of 26 more COVID-19 patients yesterday, the number of total cured patients from the lethal disease in the division now reached 21,946, said an official report.

A total of 2,852 infected patients are undergoing treatment at designated hospitals here, it said.

Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of health, today said the death toll from the virus roses to 364 with no fatality reported for the third consecutive day.

Besides, all the positive cases for COVID-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 6,129 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 5,380 have been by now released.

Meanwhile, with detection of 43 new more positive cases in six districts under the Rajshahi division on Friday, one of the lowest in daily infection compared to the previous couple of months, the total number of infected patients in the division has risen to 24,209, Dr Habibul Ahsan said.

Of the new positive cases, the highest 23 were detected in Bogura followed by eight in Rajshahi, seven in Sirajgonj, two each in Joypurhat and Pabna and one in Natore districts.

With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,785 in Rajshahi including 4,320 in its city, 815 in Chapainawabganj, 1,509 in Naogaon, 1,175 in Natore, 1,281 in Joypurhat, 9,514 in Bogura, 2,541 in Sirajganj and 1,589 in Pabna.

Dr Habibul Ahsan 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.