HEALTH-VIRUS-RANGPUR (with picture)
27 more test positive for COVID-19 in Rangpur division
RANGPUR, April 30, 2021 (BSS) – Twenty-seven more people were diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) positive today in Rangpur division where the infection rate continues showing now a rising trend.
Health officials said 27 new cases were reported after diagnosing 188 samples of four districts in the division at the COVID-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) today at the daily infection rate of 14.36 percent.
“The 27 new patients include 14 from Rangpur, four from Gaibandha, six from Kurigram and three from Lalmonirhat districts,” Principal of RpMC Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu told BSS at 7:50 pm.
On the other hand, no collected samples were tested at the other COVID-19 Laboratory at M Abdur Rahim Medical College (MARMC) in Dinajpur today.
Focal Person of COVID-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr. ZA Siddiqui told BSS that the number of COVID-19 patients reached 17,979 as 27 new positive cases were reported today from across the division.
‘The district-wise break up of 17,979 patients stands at 4,684 in Rangpur, 824 in Panchagarh, 1,529 in Nilphamari, 1,044 in Lalmonirhat, 1,154 in Kurigram, 1,641 in Thakurgaon, 5,393 in Dinajpur and 1,710 in Gaibandha of the division,’ he said.