Reported COVID-19 cases cross 14,000 in Rajshahi division

With detection of 314 new cases in all eight districts on Friday, the reported number of COVID-19 infected patients in Rajshahi division stands at 14,094, said a COVID-19 quarantine and isolation related daily report on Saturday.

Of the total infected patients, 8,401 have, so far, been recovered from the novel virus infection while 190 died. Another 1,437 patients were undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division till this morning, reports BSS.

Of the new cases, the highest 86 were detected in Bogura followed by 84 in Natore districts, Gopendra Nath Acharya, divisional director of health, said.

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Apart from this, 40 patients have also tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajshahi district including 30 in the city followed by 30 each in Naogaon and Sirajganj, 23 in Joypurhat, 19 in Pabna and two in Chapainawabganj districts on the same day.

Gopendra Nath said the persons, who came in contact with COVID-19 patients, were asked to remain in home isolation.

He said all the positive cases for COVID-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 3,617 others are being monitored in isolation units in different hospitals under institutional supervision and 2,223 of them have, by now, been released.

With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 3,532 in Rajshahi including 2,671 in its city, 519 in Chapainawabganj, 990 in Naogaon, 628 in Natore, 805 in Joypurhat, 5,180 in Bogura, 1,569 in Sirajganj and 871 in Pabna.

A total of 187 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 59 others were released in all eight districts of the division over the last 24 hours till 8:00am today.

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A total of 53,165 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since 10 March to prevent community transmission of coronavirus.

Of them, 50,264 have, by now, been released after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period in the division.

Utmost emphasis has been given to bring all the suspected patients under quarantine, isolation and testing divisional director Gopendra Nath added.