20,808 recover from Covid-19 in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Nov 30, 2020 (BSS) – With recoveries of 46 more COVID-19 patients on the last day, the number of total cured patients from the lethal disease in the division now reached 20,808, said an official report.

A number of 2,646 infected patients were also undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division, it said.

Dr Gopendra Nath Acharya, divisional director of health, said the death toll from the virus rose to 343 with three fatalities reported in the last 24 hours.

Besides, all the positive cases for COVID-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 5,767 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 5,156 have been released.

Meanwhile, with detection of 50 new more positive cases in six districts on Sunday, one of the significant rises in daily infections compared to the previous couple of months, raising the total number of infected patients in the division to 22,631, Dr Nath said.

Of the new positive cases, the highest 22 were detected in Pabna followed by 15 in Bogura, eight in Rajshahi including seven in its city, two each in Naogaon and Sirajgonj and one in Chapainawabgonj districts.

With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,507 in Rajshahi including 4,088 in its city, 807 in Chapainawabganj, 1,413 in Naogaon, 1,133 in Natore, 1,203 in Joypurhat, 8,816 in Bogura, 2,378 in Sirajganj and 1,374 in Pabna.

On the other hand, a total of 77 more people in the division have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh as part of efforts of bringing all the suspected people under quarantine while 52 others were released in the last 24 hours till 8am today.

A total of 62,609 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 60,902 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period.

Following the latest detection of COVID-19 cases, the respective houses of the infected persons in different areas of the division were placed on 14-day lockdown, according to the health safety guidelines.

The health official 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.


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