Rajshahi division records 33 more COVID-19 cases

RAJSHAHI, Jan 14, 2021 (BSS) – The division recorded 33 more new Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24-hour till Wednesday evening, raising its number to 24,854.

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

Of the infected patients, 22,864 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with a significant 75 new recoveries found during the time, they said.

The number of deaths from the disease stands at 379 including 236 in Bogura and 54 in Rajshahi with no fatality reported afresh for the second consecutive day today, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, Divisional Director of Health.

Of the total new positive cases, the highest 14 cases were detected in Sirajganj followed by eight in Bogura, six in Joypurhat, four in Rajshahi city and one in Natore district.

With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,895 in Rajshahi including 4,413 in its city, 818 in Chapainawabganj, 1,571 in Naogaon, 1,215 in Natore, 1,340 in Joypurhat, 9,699 in Bogura, 2,676 in Sirajganj and 1,640 in Pabna.

A number of 2,908 identified patients were undergoing treatment at designated hospitals in the division till this morning as 6,352 other suspected patients remained in isolation units and 5,608 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 at home isolation so that the virus cannot spread further.

On the other hand, 54 more persons have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 76 others were released in all eight districts of the division over the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

A total of 64,847 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 63,214 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period in the division.