Reported COVID-19 cases jump to 13,460 in Rajshahi division

With detection of 104 new cases in six districts on Tuesday, the number of COVID-19 patients in Rajshahi division jumped to 13,460, said a COVID-19 quarantine and isolation related daily report on Wednesday, reports BSS.

Of the total patients, 7,743 have, so far, been recovered from the COVID-19 with 184 fatalities including 109 in Bogura and 28 in Rajshahi districts. Another 1,330 patients were undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division till this morning.

Of the new cases, the highest 40 were detected in Bogura followed by 29 in Sirajganj, Gopendra Nath Acharya, divisional director of health, said.

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Apart from this, 18 people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Joypurhat followed by 13 in Rajshahi including one in the city, three in Chapainawabganj and one in Naogaon.

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 3,440 others are being monitored in isolation units in different hospitals under institutional supervision and 2,110 of them, by now, were released.

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With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 3,336 in Rajshahi including 2,505 in the city alone, 490 in Chapainawabganj, 959 in Naogaon, 544 in Natore, 780 in Joypurhat, 4,998 in Bogura, 1,501 in Sirajganj and 852 in Pabna districts.

A total of 137 people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh as part of the effort to bring all the suspected patients under quarantine while 322 others were released in all eight districts of the division over the last 24 hours till 8:00am today.

A total of 52,668 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since 10 March to prevent community transmission of COVID-19.

Of them, 49,837 have, by now, been released after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period.