A total of 345 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in all eight districts of the division on Friday, climbing the number of infections to 41,587.
Death toll from the disease reaches 640, including 325 in Bogura and 107 in Rajshahi with 65 in its city, while seven more fatalities were reported afresh on the day, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of Health.
The new daily infection figure shows a significant declining trend compared to the previous day's figure of 682, said the health department sources.
"Among the infected people, 33,415 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 130 new recoveries found on Friday," said Dr Talukder, adding that a total of 4,280 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals here.
Besides, all the positive cases for Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 9,382 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 7,577 have by now been released.
On the other hand, 55 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 50 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.
Of the total new positive cases, the highest 195 were detected in Rajshahi, including 187 in its city, followed by 59 in Naogaon, 32 in Chapainawabganj, 27 in Bogura, 15 in Sirajganj, 10 in Joypurhat, 6 in Pabna and one in Natore districts.
With the new detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 11,592 in Rajshahi, including 9,478 in its city, 3,109 in Chapainawabganj, 2,843 in Naogaon, 2,129 in Natore, 2,262 in Joypurhat, 12,514 in Bogura, 3,837 in Sirajganj and 3,301 in Pabna.
A total of 75,807 people have, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 last year to prevent the community transmission of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
Of them, 72,441 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period.
Meanwhile, a total of 4,10,353 people received second doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the city and eight districts of Rajshahi division since the nationwide second dose vaccination began on April 8 last.
Of them, 729 people including 308 female took the second dose of jab in two districts of the division on Thursday, Dr Talukder told BSS.
He said 139 including 66 female in Chapainawabganj and 590 people including 242 female in Bogura received the vaccine on the day.