COVID-19: Sherpur district records 38 deaths, 1,975 cases

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Md Musharaf Hossain in Sherpur:

A total of 38 died and more than 1,975 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in five upazila of Sherpur districts till Wednesday.

The new daily infection figure shows a declining trend compared to the previous day’s figure of 96, said the Sherpur district health department sources.

With the newly detected patients, the upazila-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 1,975 in the district; including 1,333 in Sherpur Sader upazila, 205 in Nakla upazila, 190 in Nalitabari upazila,152 in Shribarddi upazila and 95 in Jhenaigati upazila.

Of the total new positive cases, the highest 70 were detected in Sherpur Sader upazila, followed by 11 in Nalitabari upazila, 7 in Nakla upazila, 5 in Jhenaigati upazila, 3 in Shribarddi upazila of the Sherpur district.

A total of 38 death cases, the highest 29 were detected in Sherpur Sader upazila, followed by 5 in Nalitabari upazila, 2 in Nakla and 2 in Jhenaigati upazila.

A total of 1,113 have been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period till Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the surge of Covid-19 cases has been continuing in all five upazila of the districts since the very beginning of the second wave making the district a hotspot of the deadly virus.

Recently, officers and members of the upazila administration, army and police department were active in enforcing strict restrictions. The situation of imposing strict restrictions on counterfeiting came to a sudden inspection and expressed satisfaction to the counterfeiters Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Sherpur Mominur Rashid and Superintendent of Police Hasan Nahid Chowdhury and others.

They were accompanied by Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Zahidur Rahman, Assistant Commissioner (Land) and Executive Magistrate Kawsar Ahammed, Assistant Commissioner (Consumer Rights) Salauddin Biswas, Army Captain Taimur Rahman, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Nakla Police Station Mushfiqur Rahman, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and different officers and members of the Police Department.