23,519 recover from Covid-19 in Rajshahi division

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RAJSHAHI, Jan 29, 2021 (BSS) – With recoveries of 24 more COVID-19 patients on Thursday, the number of total cured patients from the lethal disease in the division now reached 23,519, said an official report.

A total of 2,950 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at designated hospitals here, it said.

Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of health, said the death toll from the virus rose to 388 including 243 in Bogura and 55 in Rajshahi with one more fatality reported afresh today.

Besides, all the positive cases for COVID-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 6,447 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 5,666 have been released.

Meanwhile, with detection of 14 new more positive cases in three districts under the Rajshahi division on Thursday, one of the ever-lowest in daily infection compared to the previous couple of weeks, the total number of infected patients in the division has risen to 25,209, Dr Habibul Ahsan said.

Of the new positive cases, the highest 11 were detected in Bogura, followed by two in Joypurhat and one in Pabna.

With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,958 in Rajshahi including 4,470 in its city, 820 in Chapainawabganj, 1,605 in Naogaon, 1,226 in Natore, 1,351 in Joypurhat, 9,861 in Bogura, 2,724 in Sirajganj and 1,664 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.

On the other hand, 27 more persons have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 39 others were released in all eight districts of the division over the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

A total of 65,364 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 64,080 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period in the division.