Published:  02:24 PM, 06 November 2021

Covid-19 cases reach 99,022 with five new in Rajshahi

Covid-19 cases reach 99,022 with five new in Rajshahi

Five more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in two districts of the division on Friday, taking the caseload to 99,022 since the pandemic began in March last year.

However, the new positive figure is almost similar to the previous day's figure, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of Health, adding
that a total of seven people were infected on Thursday.

Besides on October 20, the infection figure was just four, which was the lowest-ever in the division since the second wave of the pandemic hit the

Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 95,203 in the division after 13 patients were discharged from the hospitals on the same day.

The death toll reached 1,675, including 685 in Bogura, 321 in Rajshahi with 203 in its city, and 174 in Natore as no new fatality was reported
during the period, Dr Talukder added.

Besides, all the positive cases of Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under treatment while 23,029 were kept in isolation units of different
dedicated hospitals for institutional quarantine. Of them, 19,434 have been released.

Meanwhile, one more person has been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while two others were released from isolation during the
same time.

Of the five new cases, three were detected in Chapainawabganj, followed by two in Bogura district.

With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 28,133 in Rajshahi including 22,694 in its city,
5,682 in Chapainawabganj, 6,413 in Naogaon, 8,389 in Natore, 4,625 in Joypurhat, 21,641 in Bogura, 11,411 in Sirajganj and 12,728 in Pabna.

A total of 1,13,963 people have, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 last year to prevent community transmission of the deadly
coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 1,12,893 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their 14-day quarantine.

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