21 Jan 2022, 19:24

Rangpur records 22.34pc Covid-19 positivity rate Friday

   RANGPUR, Jan 21, 2022 (BSS) - Rangpur division recorded 22.34 percent

Covid-19 positivity rate as 63 new cases were reported after testing 282
samples at two laboratories on Friday.

   Health officials said the pandemic situation is showing a deteriorating
trend during the last 10 days compared to the previous four months in the

   The daily positivity rate is also showing a rising trend as the number of
Covid-19 cases continues to increase every day.

   Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 28.92 percent on
Thursday, 16.31 percent on Wednesday, 21.29 percent on Tuesday, 17.96 percent
on Monday, 19.76 percent on Sunday and 11.31 percent on Saturday last in the

   Among the 63 new patients, 16 were reported positive after testing 84
samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) with
17.02 percent positivity rate today.

  "The 16 new patients include 11 from Rangpur and one each from Gaibandha,
Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat and Kurigram districts," said Principal of
RpMC Professor Dr. Bimal Chandra Roy.

   On the other hand, 47 new patients were reported positive after testing
188 samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at M Abdur Rahim Medical College
(MARMC) in Dinajpur with 25 percent positivity rate today.

  "The 47 new patients include 42 from Dinajpur, four from Nilphamari and one
from Thakurgaon districts," said Principal of MARMC Professor Dr Syed Nazir

  Divisional Director (Health) Dr. Abu Md. Zakirul Islam told BSS that the
total number of Covid-19 patients rose to 56,469 as 63 fresh cases were
reported today from across the division.

  The district-wise break up of total 56,469 patients include 12,751 of
Rangpur, 3,858 Panchagarh, 4,526 of Nilphamari, 2,792 of Lalmonirhat, 4,666
of Kurigram, 7,755 of Thakurgaon, 15,198 of Dinajpur and 4,922 of Gaibandha
in the division.


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