01 Dec 2021, 14:05

Covid-19 cases reach 55,565 with five afresh in Rangpur

  RANGPUR, Dec 1, 2021 (BSS) - The total number of Covid-19 cases has reached
55,565 as 10 new patients were reported on Tuesday in Rangpur division where
the pandemic situation continues improving during the last three months.

   "The five new patients were diagnosed after testing 346 samples at the
positivity rate of 1.45 percent in the division," Divisional Director
(Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam told BSS today.

   Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 2.59 percent on Monday,
1.84 percent on Sunday, 5.49 percent on Saturday, 1.75 percent on Friday,
3.03 percent on Thursday and 2.44 percent on Wednesday last in the division.

   "The district-wise break up of total 55,565 patients include 12,509 of
Rangpur, 3,823 Panchagarh, 4,460 of Nilphamari, 2,748 of Lalmonirhat, 4,646
of Kurigram, 7,665 of Thakurgaon, 14,844 of Dinajpur and 4,870 of Gaibandha
in the division," he said.

   Meanwhile, no Covid-19 patient died during the last 24 hours ending at 8
am today in the division where the total number of casualties remained steady
at 1,245.

   The average casualty rate currently stands at 2.24 percent in the

   The district-wise break up of the 1,245 fatalities 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 of the

   "Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 3,00,409 collected
samples were tested till Tuesday, and of them, 55,565 were found Covid-19
positive with an average positivity rate of 18.50 percent in the division,"
Dr Islam said.

   Meanwhile, the number of healed Covid-19 patients reached 53,444 with
recovery of 11 more patients on Tuesday in the division where the average
recovery rate currently stands at 96.18 percent.

  The 53,444 recovered patients include 11,623 of Rangpur, 3,686 Panchagarh,
4,363 Nilphamari, 2,625 Lalmonirhat, 4,527 Kurigram, 7,369 Thakurgaon, 14,456
in Dinajpur and 4,795 Gaibandha districts in the division.

   Among the 55,565 patients, 35 are under treatments at isolation units,
including eight critical patients at ICU beds and four at High Dependency
Unit beds, after recovery of 53,444 patients and 1,245 deaths while 841 are
remaining in home isolation.

   "In the meantime, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the
Covid-19 vaccine rose to 71,45,364, and among them, 38,86,530 got the second
dose of the jab till Tuesday in the division," Dr Islam added.

   Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and
Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnobi said the
Covid-19 situation is improving consistently in the last three months.

   "Despite the improving trend in the pandemic situation, everyone should
abide by the health directives to prevent another probable wave of the newly
detected Omicron strain of Covid-19 in different countries," he said.

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