With detection of 165 new more positive cases in five districts on Sunday, the total number of COVID-19 infected patients in Rajshahi division now jumped to 11,821, said a COVID-19 quarantine and isolation related daily report on Monday, reports BSS.
Of the total infected patients, 5,941 have, so far, been recovered from the COVID-19 with no more fatality in the last 24 hours in the division. Another 1,166 patients were undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division till Monday morning.
Of the total new positive cases, the highest 82 were detected in Rajshahi including 51 in its city followed by 55 in Bogura district, Gopendra Nath Acharya, divisional director of health, said.
Apart from this, 23 people have also tested positive for COVID-19 in Sirajgonj and six in Natore districts on the same day.
Following detection of new COVID-19 cases, the respective houses of the infected persons in different areas in the division were placed on 14-day lockdown according to the health safety guidelines.
Gopendra Nath said the whereabouts of the persons, who came in contact with COVID-19 patients, were brought to notice and they were asked to remain in home isolation so that the virus cannot spread further.
He said all the positive cases for COVID-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 3,079 others are being monitored in isolation units in different hospitals under institutional supervision and another 1,744 were released.
With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 2,751 in Rajshahi, 416 in Chapainawabganj, 921 in Naogaon, 397 in Natore, 665 in Joypurhat, 4,555 in Bogura, 1,294 in Sirajganj and 822 in Pabna districts.
On the other hand, a total of 256 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh as part of the present hectic efforts of bringing all the suspected people under quarantine while 216 others were released in all eight districts of the division over the last 24 hours till 8:00am today.
A total of 51,522 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since 10 March to prevent community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).