21 Oct 2021, 19:09

Rangpur records 0.77pc Covid-19 positivity rate Thursday

   RANGPUR, Oct 21, 2021 (BSS) - Rangpur division recorded 0.77 percent
Covid-19 positivity rate as only one fresh case was reported after testing
130 new samples in the division on Thursday.

   Health officials said the overall coronavirus situation continues
improving amid declining positivity rate during the last more than two months
in the division.

   Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 1.97 percent on
Wednesday, 2.56 percent on Tuesday, 2.72 percent on Monday, 2.42 percent on
Sunday, 3.29 percent on Saturday and 5.32 percent on Friday last in the

   The only one new patient was 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 1.06 percent today.

   "The only new Covid-19 infected patient is hailing from Dinajpur
district," Principal of MARMC Professor Dr Syed Nazir Hossain said.

   "Meanwhile, no new patient was reported positive after testing 36 samples
at the Covid-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) in Rangpur
today," Principal of RpMC Professor Dr AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu told BSS at 6 pm.

   Talking to BSS this evening, Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul
Islam said the number of Covid-19 patients rose to 55,241 as one new positive
case was reported today from across the division.

   "The district-wise break up of total 55,241 patients include 12,446 of
Rangpur, 3,800 Panchagarh, 4,437 of Nilphamari, 2,737 of Lalmonirhat, 4,636
of Kurigram, 7,604 of Thakurgaon, 14,724 of Dinajpur and 4,857 of Gaibandha
in the division," he added.



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