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Covid-19 cases reach 71,526 with 1,125 fatalities in Rajshahi division

  • Published at 06:18 pm July 15th, 2021
File photo of a patient is being taken to the RMCH. The photo was taken on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

A total of 9,253 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals in Rajshahi

A total of 1,269 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in all eight districts of the division on Wednesday, taking the caseload to 71,526. 

“With 17 more fatalities from the disease reported on the day, the death toll reached 1,125, including 480 in Bogura, 202 in Rajshahi with 109 in its city and 128 in Chapainawabganj,” said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of Health.

The new daily infection figure shows an escalating trend compared to the previous day's figure of 1,196, the health department sources said.

Among the infected people, 48,406 have been cured so far of the lethal virus with 567 new recoveries found on the day.

A total of 9,253 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals in Rajshahi.

Besides, all the positive cases for Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 16,174 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 10,870 have by now been released.

On the other hand, 766 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 449 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.

Of the total afresh positive cases, the highest 335 were detected in Pabna followed by 280 in Rajshahi, including 212 in its city, 179 in Sirajganj, 176 in Natore and Bogra each, 85 in Naogaon, 25 in Chapainawabganj and 13 in Joypurhat districts.

With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 21,218 in Rajshahi, including 17,051 in its city, 4,615 in Chapainawabganj, 5,467 in Naogaon, 5,523 in Natore, 3,934 in Joypurhat, 16,546 in Bogra, 6,344 in Sirajganj and 7,879 in Pabna.

A total of 94,012 people have, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 last year to prevent the community transmission of the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19).

Of them, 82,976 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period.

Meanwhile, the surge of Covid-19 cases has been continuing in all eight districts of the division since the very beginning of the second wave making the division a hotspot of the deadly virus.

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