16 more tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajshahi division

RAJSHAHI, Jan 9, 2021 (BSS) – The division recorded 16 more new Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24-hour till Friday evening, surging its number to 24,709.

However, the new daily infection figure is one of the ever-lowest compared to the previous couple of weeks, said the health department sources.

Of the infected patients, 22,593 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with a significant 27 new recoveries found during the time, it added.

The number of deaths from the disease stands at 378 including 235 in Bogura and 54 in Rajshahi with two fatalities reported afresh today, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, Divisional Director of Health.

Of the total new positive cases, the highest eight were detected in Sirajgonj followed by five in Rajshahi including three in its city, two in Joypurhat and one in Bogura districts.

With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,867 in Rajshahi including 4,389 in its city, 818 in Chapainawabganj, 1,558 in Naogaon, 1,208 in Natore, 1,328 in Joypurhat, 9,659 in Bogura, 2,643 in Sirajganj and 1,628 in Pabna.

A number of 2,887 identified patients were undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division till this morning as 6,298 other suspected patients remained in isolation units and 5,579 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 a 14-day lockdown as per the health safety guidelines.

Dr Talukder 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, one more person has been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 51 others were released in all eight districts of the division over the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

A total of 64,668 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 62,960 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period in the division.



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