15 Oct 2021, 20:48

Rangpur records 4.28pc Covid-19 positivity rate Friday

RANGPUR, Oct 15, 2021 (BSS) - Rangpur division recorded 4.28

percent Covid-19 positivity rate as eight fresh cases were reported
after testing 187 new samples in the division on Friday.

   Health officials said the coronavirus situation continues improving
amid declining positivity rate and rising recovery rate during the
last two months in the division.

   Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 2.24 percent on
Thursday, 3.14 on Wednesday, 3.67 percent on Tuesday, 2.16 percent on
Monday, 2.87 percent on Sunday and 3.48 percent on Saturday last in
the division.

   Among the eight new patients, two were reported positive after
diagnosing 93 new samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at Rangpur
Medical College (RpMC) in Rangpur at the daily positivity rate of 2.15
percent today.

   "The two new Covid-19 patients are hailing from Rangpur district
alone," Principal of RpMC Professor Dr AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu told BSS

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

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

  Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said the number
of Covid-19 patients rose to 55,192 as eight new positive cases were
reported today from across the division.

   "The district-wise break up of total 55,192 patients include 12,437
of Rangpur, 3,797 Panchagarh, 4,433 of Nilphamari, 2,737 of
Lalmonirhat, 4,634 of Kurigram, 7,588 of Thakurgaon, 14,712 of
Dinajpur and 4,854 of Gaibandha in the division," he added.


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