Rajshahi records slight surging trend in COVID-19 infection

RAJSHAHI, Jan 6, 2021 (BSS) – Rajshahi division today recorded a slight surging trend in daily Covid-19 infection than the previous day as the health department reported 39 new cases in the last 24-hour till Tuesday evening, raising the total number to 24,639.

Of the infected patients, 22,476 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with a significant 121 new recoveries found during the time, it added.

The number of deaths from the disease stands at 374 including 232 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 10 were detected in Rajshahi including five in its city followed by eight in Sirajganj, seven in Bogura, six each in Natore and Joypurhat and two in Naogaon districts.

With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,853 in Rajshahi including 4,377 in its city, 817 in Chapainawabganj, 1,558 in Naogaon, 1,205 in Natore, 1,322 in Joypurhat, 9,641 in Bogura, 2,625 in Sirajganj and 1,618 in Pabna.

A number of 2,876 identified patients were undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division till this morning as 6,265 other suspected patients remained in isolation units and 5,549 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 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, a total of 36 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 97 others were released in all eight districts of the division over the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

A total of 64,569 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 62,772 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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