12 more die of Covid-19, 646 test positive in Rajshahi


RAJSHAHI, June 14, 2021 (BSS) – A total of 646 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in all eight districts of the division on Sunday, climbing the number of infections to 42,901.

Death toll from the disease reached 658, including 326 in Bogura and 109 in Rajshahi with 66 in its city, while 12 more fatalities were reported afresh on the day, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of Health.

The new daily infection figure shows a slight declining trend compared to the previous day’s figure of 668, said the health department sources.

“Among the infected people, 33,832 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 176 new recoveries found on Sunday,” said Dr Talukder, adding that a total of 4,416 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals here.

Besides, all the positive cases for Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 9,654 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 7,694 have by now been released.

On the other hand, 382 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 123 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

Of the total new positive cases, the highest 308 were detected in Rajshahi, including 254 in its city, followed by 107 in Naogaon, 70 in Natore, 60 in Joypurhat, 35 in Chapainawabganj, 30 in Bogura, 25 in Pabna, and 11 in Sirajganj districts.

With the new detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 12,268 in Rajshahi, including 10,019 in its city, 3,201 in Chapainawabganj, 2,998 in Naogaon, 2,265 in Natore, 2,379 in Joypurhat, 12,567 in Bogura, 3,868 in Sirajganj and 3,355 in Pabna.

A total of 76,640 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, 72,688 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period.

Meanwhile, a total of 4,10,902 people received second doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the city and eight districts of Rajshahi division since the nationwide second dose vaccination began on April 8 last.

Of them, 539 people including 218 females took the second jabs in Bogura and Chapainawabganj districts of the division on Sunday, Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder told BSS.

He also said 410 people including 162 females received the vaccines in Bogura district, while 129 including 56 females in Chapainawabganj on the day.