25 Nov 2021, 12:40

One die of Covid-19, casualties reach 1,245 in Rangpur

    RANGPUR, Nov 25, 2021 (BSS) - One more Covid-19 patient died during the
last 24 hours ending at 8 am today raising the number of coronavirus related
casualties to 1,245 in Rangpur division.

     "The new Covid-19 death was reported from Dinajpur in the division that
witnessed no fatalities during the last seven days since November 17," said
Acting Divisional Director (Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam.  

     The district-wise breakup of the 1,245 fatalities currently stands at
293 in Rangpur, 81 in Panchagarh, 89 in Nilphamari, 68 in Lalmonirhat, 69 in
Kurigram, 254 in Thakurgaon, 328 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha districts of
the division.

     The average casualty rate currently stands at 2.24 percent in the

     Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 55,533 as five new
patients were diagnosed after testing 205 samples at the positivity rate of
2.44 percent on Wednesday in the division.

     The daily positivity rate has been remaining mostly below the five
percent mark during the last two months in the division.  

     "The district-wise break up of total 55,533 patients include 12,506 of
Rangpur, 3,822 Panchagarh, 4,458 of Nilphamari, 2,745 of Lalmonirhat, 4,646
of Kurigram, 7,661 of Thakurgaon, 14,827 of Dinajpur and 4,868 of Gaibandha
in the division," he said.

     Dr Islam said a total of 2,99,195 collected samples were tested till
Wednesday, and of them, 55,533 were found Covid-19 positive with an average
positivity rate of 18.56 percent in the division.

     In the meantime, the total number of healed Covid-19 patients reached
53,366 with recovery of seven more infected patients on Wednesday in the
division where the average recovery rate currently stands at 96.10 percent.

     The 53,366 recovered patients include 11,590 of Rangpur, 3,683
Panchagarh, 4,362 Nilphamari, 2,625 Lalmonirhat, 4,527 Kurigram, 7,350
Thakurgaon, 14,434 in Dinajpur and 4,795 Gaibandha districts in the division.

     Among the 55,533 patients, 35 are undergoing treatments at isolation
units, including nine critical patients at ICU beds and six at High
Dependency Unit beds, after recovery of 53,366 patients and 1,245 deaths
while 887 are remaining now in home isolation.

     "Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-
19 vaccine rose to 65,62,710, and among them, 36,76,118 got the second dose
of the jab till Wednesday in the division," Dr Islam said.

     Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and
Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu said the
Covid-19 situation continues to improve during the last three months in
Rangpur division.

     "To prevent another probable wave of the lethal virus in the winter,
everyone should properly abide by the health directives of the government,"
he said.


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