21,920 cured from Covid-19 in Rajshahi div

With 32 new coronavirus positive cases in the last 24-hour till Thursday evening, one of the lowest infections than the previous couple of days, the total COVID-19 infected patients now reached 24,166 in the division, said an official report, reports BSS.

Of the infected patients, 21,920 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 52 new recoveries found in the last 24 hours, it said.

The number of deaths from the disease stands at 364 including 222 in Bogura and 54 in Rajshahi with no more fatality reported afresh for the second two consecutive days on Friday, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, Divisional Director of Health.

Of the total new positive cases, the highest 15 were detected in Bogura followed by six in Sirajgonj, five in Rajshahi including four in its city and two each in Natore, Joypurhat and Pabna districts. With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,777 in Rajshahi including 4,320 in its city, 815 in Chapainawabganj, 1,509 in Naogaon, 1,174 in Natore, 1,279 in Joypurhat, 9,491 in Bogura, 2,534 in Sirajganj and 1,587 in Pabna.

A number of 2,850 identified patients were undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division till this morning as 6,119 other suspected patients remained in isolation units and 5,374 have, by now, been released.

Following detection of the new COVID-19 cases, the respective houses of the infected persons in different areas under the division were placed on 14-day lockdown as per the health safety guidelines.

Dr HabibulTalukder 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, a total of 40 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 46 others were released in all eight districts of the division over the last 24 hours till 8 am on Friday.

A total of 64,024 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 62,133 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period in the division.