Nineteen more people tested positive for Covid-19 in four districts of Rajshahi division on Thursday, taking the caseload to 98,832 since the pandemic began in March last year.
However, the new positive figure shows a significant escalating trend compared to the previous day's figure, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of Health.
Wednesday's fresh infection figure was just four, which was the lowest- ever in the division since the second wave of the pandemic hit the country.
Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 94,957 in the division afte another 14 patients were discharged from the hospitals on the same day.
The death toll reached 1,670, including 685 in Bogura, 317 in Rajshahi with 193 in its city, and 173 in Natore, as no fresh case of fatality was reported for the second consecutive day today, Dr Talukder added.
Besides, all the positive cases of Covid-19 have, so far, been brough under treatment while 22,965 were kept in isolation units of differentdedicated hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 19,319 have been released.
Meanwhile, 59 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 15 others were released from isolation during the same time. Of the 19 new cases, thirteen were detected in Rajshahi city,followed by four in Natore and one each in Joypurhat and Pabna districts.