COVID-19 cases jump to 9,815 in Rajshahi division

COVID-19 cases jump to 9,815 in Rajshahi division

With detection of 341 new more positive cases in all eight districts on Friday, the total number of COVID-19 infected patients in Rajshahi division now jumped to 9,815, BSS quoted a COVID-19 quarantine and isolation related daily report on Saturday to say.

Of the total infected patients, 4,047 have, so far, been cured from the deadly disease with 127 fatalities including 78 in Bogura and 17 in Rajshahi while 1,002 others were undergoing treatment in hospitals in the division till this morning.

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Of the total new positive cases, the highest 71 were detected in Bogura followed by 65 in Rajshahi including 63 in its city only, Gopendra Nath Acharya, divisional director of health, said.

Apart from this, 45 people have also tested COVID-19 positive afresh in Chapainawabgonj, 43 in Pabna, 39 in Naogaon, 38 in Sirajgonj, 27 in Joypurhat and 13 in Natore on the same day.

With the new detected cases, the district-wise COVID-19 cases now stand at 2,039 in Rajshahi including 1,612 in its city, 286 in Chapainawabganj, 779 in Naogaon, 340 in Natore, 625 in Joypurhat, 4,051 in Bogura, 1,024 in Sirajganj and 671 in Pabna

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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.

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 lock-down 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 2,516 others are being monitored in isolation units in different hospitals under institutional supervision and another 1,413 were released.

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A total of 50,038 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since 10 March to prevent community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

On the other hand, a total of 100 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh as part of the hectic efforts to bring all the suspected people under quarantine while 240 others were released in all eight districts of the division over the last 24 hours till 8:00am today.

A total of 50,038 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since 10 March to prevent community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 46,030 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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Divisional director Gopendra Nath added that utmost emphasis has been given to bring all the suspected people under quarantine, isolation and testing as these are being adjudged as important means of containing the community transmission of the virus.

Meanwhile, 72,078 personal protective equipment (PPE) have, so far, been distributed among the frontline healthcare workforces to handle the COVID-19 pandemic through protecting themselves from the virus infection.

There are 42,413 more PPE in stock for distribution. A total of 935 physicians and 1,669 nurses are working in 172 public and private hospitals in the division.

Around 1,914 beds, out of the total 4,899, have been prepared for treatment of the possible COVID-19 infected patients.

There are arrangements of 462 beds in isolation units here and 19 ambulances for emergency transportation for treatment of the infected patients.