With recoveries of 41 COVID-19 patients afresh in the last one day, the number of total cured patients from the disease in Rajshahi division now reached 19,395, said an official report. The report also said 2,491 other infected patients were undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in Rajshahi division till Sunday morning.
Dr Gopendra Nath Acharya, Divisional Director of Health, said the death toll rose to 319 with 193 in Bogura, 49 in Rajshahi including 29 in its city till to date. Besides, all the positive cases for COVID-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 5,468 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision.
Of them, 4,895 have, by now, been released. Meanwhile, with detection of 26 new more positive cases in five districts on Saturday the total number of infected patients in Rajshahi division now hit 20,783, Dr Nath said. Of the new positive cases, the highest nine were detected in Sirajgonj followed by eight in Bogura, four in Pabna, three in Rajshahi city and two in Natore, reports BSS.
With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,094 in Rajshahi including 3,753 in city, 782 in Chapainawabganj, 1,320 in Naogaon, 1,033 in Natore, 1,126 in Joypurhat, 7,991 in Bogura, 2,234 in Sirajganj and 1,203 in Pabna districts. On the other hand, a total of 30 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh as part of efforts of bringing all the suspected people under quarantine while 90 others were released in Rajshahi division during the period till Sunday 8am.
A total of 60,701 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Of them, 59,084 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period in Rajshahi division.Following detection of new COVID-19 cases, the respective houses of the infected persons in different areas in the division were placed on 14-day lockdown according to the health safety guidelines.
Dr Nath 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. He added that utmost emphasis has been given to bring all the suspected people under quarantine, isolation and testing.
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