RAJSHAHI, Dec 28, 2020 (BSS) – Recovery cases from Covid-19 continues dominating infection rate as the health department in its official report has shown a declining trend of the global pandemic in Rajshahi division today.
With 39 new coronavirus positive cases in the last 24-hour till Sunday evening, one of the lowest infections than the previous couple of days, the total COVID-19 infected patients now reached 24,272 in the division, said the official report.
Of the infected patients, 22,047 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 50 new recoveries found in the last 24 hours, it added.
The number of deaths from the disease stands at 364 including 222 in Bogura and 54 in Rajshahi with no more fatality reported afresh for the fifth consecutive days today, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, Divisional Director of Health.
Of the total new positive cases, the highest 12 were detected in Bogura followed by 10 in Sirajgonj, six each in Rajshahi city and Pabna, three in Natore and two in Joypurhat districts.
With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,795 in Rajshahi including 4,330 in its city, 815 in Chapainawabganj, 1,512 in Naogaon, 1,179 in Natore, 1,286 in Joypurhat, 9,534 in Bogura, 2,556 in Sirajganj and 1,595 in Pabna.
A number of 2,859 identified patients were undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division till this morning as 6,154 other suspected patients remained in isolation units and 5,396 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 75 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 58 others were released in all eight districts of the division over the last 24 hours till 8 am today.
A total of 64,145 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Of them, 62,292 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period in the division.