16 Oct 2021, 19:51

Rangpur division records 5.32pc Covid-19 positivity rate

  RANGPUR, Oct 16, 2021 (BSS) - Rangpur division recorded 5.32 percent Covid-

19 positivity rate as five fresh cases were reported after testing 94 new
samples in the division on Saturday.

  Health officials said the number of samples of suspected Covid-19 patients
has reduced largely following improvement of the pandemic situation during
the last two months in the division.

  Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rate was 5.32 percent on Friday,
2.24 percent on Thursday, 3.14 on Wednesday, 3.67 percent on Tuesday, 2.16
percent on Monday and 2.87 percent on Sunday last in the division.

  The five 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 5.32 percent today.

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

   On the other hand, no new samples were tested at the Covid-19 Laboratory
at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) in Rangpur today.

   "We did not conduct any test at the Covid-19 Laboratory at RpMC as only
six samples were collected today," Principal of RpMC Professor Dr AKM
Nurunnobi Lyzu told BSS at 6:50 pm.

   Talking to BSS, Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said
the number of Covid-19 patients rose to 55,199 as five new positive cases
were reported today from across the division.

   "The district-wise break up of total 55,199 patients include 12,438 of
Rangpur, 3,799 Panchagarh, 4,434 of Nilphamari, 2,737 of Lalmonirhat, 4,635
of Kurigram, 7,588 of Thakurgaon, 14,712 of Dinajpur and 4,854 of Gaibandha
in the division," he added.


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