24 Sep 2021, 20:27

Rangpur records 5.90pc Covid-19 positivity rate Friday

   RANGPUR, Sept 24, 2021 (BSS) - Rangpur division recorded 5.90 percent
Covid-19 positivity rate as 22 fresh cases were reported after testing 373
new samples at two laboratories in the division on Friday.

   "The Covid-19 situation continues improving almost during the last seven
weeks in the division," Focal Person of Covid-19 and Assistant Director
(Health) for Rangpur division Dr ZA Siddiqui said.   

   Earlier, the daily positivity rates were 5.08 percent on Thursday, 3.89
percent on Wednesday, 5.84 percent on Tuesday, 5.95 percent on Monday, 7.06
percent on Sunday and 5.14 percent on Saturday last in the division.

   Among the 22 new patients, 10 were reported positive after diagnosing 185
new samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) in
Rangpur city at the highest ever daily positivity rate of 5.41 percent today.

   "The 10 new Covid-19 patients include seven from Rangpur, two from
Kurigram and one from Dinajpur districts," Principal of RpMC Professor Dr AKM
Nurunnobi Lyzu told BSS at 7:10 pm.

   On the other hand, 12 new patients were reported after diagnosing 188
samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at M Abdur Rahim Medical College (MARMC)
in Dinajpur at the daily positivity rate of 6.38 percent today.

   "The 12 new Covid-19 infected patients include six from Dinajpur, three
from Panchagarh, two from Nilphamari and one Thakurgaon districts," Principal
of MARMC Professor Dr Syed Nazir Hossain said.

   Talking to BSS, Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said
the number of Covid-19 patients rose to 54,819 as 22 new positive cases were
reported today from across the division.

   "The district-wise break up of total 54,819 patients include 12,377 of
Rangpur, 3,741 Panchagarh, 4,405 of Nilphamari, 2,728 of Lalmonirhat, 4,624
of Kurigram, 7,498 of Thakurgaon, 14,604 of Dinajpur and 4,841 of Gaibandha
in the division," he added.




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