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Rajshahi sees more Covid deaths, infections


Published : 03 Aug 2021 08:56 PM

After a brief recession, the infection and the number of deaths in Corona virus seem to have further increased in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts during the last 24-hour till Tuesday.

After testing samples of 328 people, Corona virus was detected among 91 patients in laboratories of RMCH on Monday. The rate of detection was 27.74 %, which is 0.57 percent higher than that of the previous day. On Sunday the detection rate was 27.17 percent. Earlier on Saturday, the detection rate was 32.71 percent and on Friday and Thursday, the detection rates were 24.32 and 22.88 percent respectively.

Meanwhile, in Chapainwabganj Corona virus was detected among 17 patients by testing samples of 44 people at RMCH labs on Monday. The rate of detection of the virus is 38.64 percent, an increase of 5.76 percent than that of the previous day. On Sunday the detection rate of the virus was 32.98 percent. 

Earlier on Saturday the detection rate was 53.68 percent and on last Friday and on Thursday, the detection rate of the virus was 16.18 and 12.84 respectively.  Moreover, 27 were found positive by testing samples of 183 persons of Natore district on Monday. The rate of detection is 14.75 percent. 

Meanwhile, with seven more deaths from Rajshahi, the total death toll at the Corona unit of RMCH stands at 19 during the last 24-hour period ending 6 am on Tuesday.  

Director of RMCH Brig Gen Shamim Yazdani informed, among the dead, seven are from Rajshahi, four from C'nwabganj, five from Natore, two from Naogaon and one from Pabna. Nine of the dead are males and 10 females.

He further informed, a total of 47 new patients have been admitted to the Covid unit and 30 were released after treatment during the last 24-hour period. Till Tuesday morning 392 patients were taking treatment at the Corona unit of the hospital.

Meanwhile, another report says a total of 19 more Corona patients died in various hospitals of Rajshahi division during the last 24-hour period. At the same time Corona has been detected among 724 patients. Earlier during 24-hr on Sunday a total of seven patients died in Corona, informed a report signed by Nazma Akhter, Assistant Director of Health of Rajshahi division on Monday. 

The report further mentioned that by testing samples of 3,821 people, Corona virus was detected among 724 people during the last 24-hr period ending 8 am Monday. 

The rate of detection of the disease is 18.95%. Earlier, on Sunday the Corona virus was detected among 808 patients by testing samples of 4,232 people in the division. The rate of detection was 19.09 percent. 

Of the infectious patients 222 were from Rajshahi, 126 from Bogura, 123 from Pabna, 116 from Sirajganj, 66 from Natore, 31 from Chapainawab­ganj, 20 from Joypurhat and 20 from Naogaon districts. So far Coronavirus was detected among 84,579 people in Rajshahi division while the number of total deaths stands at 1,344 in the division. Sources further said, a total of 12,270 patients with Corona virus are now taking treatment in the hospitals of eight districts of the division. Of them 170 were admitted to the hospitals during the last 24-hr period while 11,004 Corona positive patients were taking treatment in isolation at their houses.  

However, while talking to the journalists Director of RMCH Brig Gen Shamim Yazdani said, the surge of Corona virus infection in the recent days was a result of influx and visit of a large number of people in the districts from Dhaka and other areas of the country to observe Eid-ul-Azha. 

He further said, the intensity of the Delta variant of Covid-19 is likely to decrease during the next weeks. In this connection, he mentioned, in the frontier areas of Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj district the variant has just started to decrease but due to influx of a huge people in the districts during the Eid vacation without following any health rules might be the cause of recent surge in Corona virus infection.