Apart from this, 14 other people have also tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajshahi district, 13 in Joypurhat, seven in Natore and five in Sirajgonj.

Another 2,241 patients were undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division till the morning. Besides, 4,822 other suspected patients were undergoing treatment in isolation units and 3,819 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 according to the health safety guidelines.

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.

With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 4,754 in Rajshahi including 3,493 in the city, 738 in Chapainawabganj, 1,237 in Naogaon, 931 in Natore, 1,024 in Joypurhat, 7,160 in Bogura, 2,018 in Sirajganj and 1,052 in Pabna.

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