18,821 patients recover from Covid-19 in Rajshahi division

RAJSHAHI, Oct 15, 2020 (BSS) – A total of 18,821 patients have, so far, recovered from COVID-19 in all eight districts of the division with 61 recoveries afresh in the last 24 hours ending this morning, said an official report.

The report also said 2,463 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 311 with 187 in Bogura, 46 in Rajshahi including 26 in its city.

Besides, all the positive cases for COVID-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 5,372 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 4,739 have, by now, been released.

Meanwhile, with detection of 22 new more positive cases in four districts on Wednesday, the total number of infected patients in the division now reached 20,472, Dr Nath said.

Of the new positive cases, the highest 16 were detected in Rajshahi, including 15 in its city, followed by five in Bogura and one in Sirajgonj districts.

With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,053 in Rajshahi including 3,713 in city, 782 in Chapainawabganj, 1,315 in Naogaon, 1,021 in Natore, 1,118 in Joypurhat, 7,804 in Bogura, 2,202 in Sirajganj and 1,177 in Pabna districts.

On the other hand, a total of 35 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh as part of efforts of bringing all the suspected people under quarantine while 84 others were released in the division during the period till 8am today.

A total of 60,268 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 58,562 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.

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