With the detection of 194 new cases in seven districts on Wednesday, the total number of COVID-19 patients in Rajshahi division now climbed to 9,291, said a COVID-19 quarantine and isolation related daily report on Thursday, reports BSS.
Of the new cases, the highest 60 were detected in Rajshahi district including 47 in Rajshahi city followed by 45 in Bogura district, said Gopendra Nath Acharya, divisional director of health.
Apart from this, 41 people were tested COVID-19 positive in Naogaon, 33 in Sirajganj, 13 in Pabna districts on the same day.
With the new detection, the district-wise break-up of the reported COVID-19 cases now stands at 1,921 in Rajshahi including 1,505 in Rajshahi city, 227 in Chapainawabganj, 737 in Naogaon, 306 in Natore, 598 in Joypurhat, 3,923 in Bogura, 952 in Sirajganj and 627 in Pabna districts.
Of the total infected patients, 3,663 have, so far, cured from the disease with 119 fatalities including 73 in Bogura and 15 in Rajshahi while 986 others were undergoing treatment in hospitals in the division till Thursday morning.
Following detection of new COVID-19 cases, the houses of the infected persons were placed on 14-day lockdown.
Gopendra Nath further 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 2,406 others are being monitored in isolation units in different hospitals under institutional supervision and another 1,376 were released.
A total of 176 more people has been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 241 others were released in all eight districts of the division over the last 24 hours till 8:00am today.
A total of 49,757 people had, so far, been kept under quarantine since 10 March to prevent community transmission of coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
Of them, 45,584 have, by now, been released after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period.
Gopendra Nath added that utmost emphasis has been given to bring all the suspected patients under quarantine, isolation and testing to contain the community transmission of the virus.
Meanwhile, 72,078 personal protective equipment (PPE) have, so far, been distributed among the healthcare workers. 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 and 19 ambulances for emergency transportation for treatment of the infected patients.