18,345 patients recover from COVID-19 in Rajshahi division

RAJSHAHI, Oct 5, 2020 (BSS) – A total of 18,345 patients have, so far, recovered from COVID-19 in all eight districts of the division with 49 recoveries afresh in the last 24 hours ending this morning, said an official report here.

The report also said 2,418 other infected patients were undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division till this morning.

Dr Gopendra Nath Acharya, divisional director of Health, said the death toll rose to 308 with 186 in Bogura, 45 in Rajshahi including 25 in its city.

Besides, all the positive cases for COVID-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 5,280 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 4,635 have, by now, been released.

Meanwhile, with detection of 47 new more positive cases in six districts on Sunday, the total number of infected patients in the division now reached 20,194, Dr Nath said.

Of the new positive cases, the highest 22 were detected in Bogura followed by 10 in Pabna district.

Apart from this, five patients have also tested positive for Covid-19 each in Chapainawabganj and Natore, three in Rajshahi city and two in Sirajgonj districts.

With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 4,985 in Rajshahi including 3,656 in city, 781 in Chapainawabganj, 1,303 in Naogaon, 1,008 in Natore, 1,097 in Joypurhat, 7,689 in Bogura, 2,180 in Sirajganj and 1,151 in Pabna districts.

On the other hand, a total of nine more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh as part of efforts of bringing all the suspected people under quarantine while 19 others were released in the division during the period till 8am today.

A total of 59,844 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 57,805 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period in the 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 as these are being adjudged as important means of containing the community transmission of the virus.