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  05 Sep 2021, 14:39

3 die of Covid-19, casualties reach 1,205 in Rangpur

RANGPUR, Sept 5, 2021 (BSS) – Three more died of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours ending at 8 am today, raising the death toll to 1,205 in the division. “The Covid-19 situation continues improving with decreasing fatalities and increasing recovery rate now in the division,” Focal Person of the Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr ZA Siddiqui told BSS today. The three new casualties were reported from Panchagarh and Dinajpur districts in the division. The district-wise break up of the 1,205 fatalities stands at 286 in Rangpur, 79 in Panchagarh, 86 in Nilphamari, 63 in Lalmonirhat, 66 in Kurigram, 243 in Thakurgaon, 320 in Dinajpur and 62 in Gaibandha districts. The average casualty rate is 2.25 percent in the division. Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 53,650 as 110 people were diagnosed with the virus after testing 735 samples in the division on Saturday while the daily positivity rate is 9.80 percent. Earlier, the daily positivity rates were 6.88 on Friday, 12.60 percent on Saturday, 12.04 percent on Wednesday, 12.08 percent on Tuesday, 16.05 percent on Monday and 11.66 percent on Sunday last in the division “The district-wise break up of 53,650 patients stands at 12,195 in Rangpur, 3,532 in Panchagarh, 4,331 in Nilphamari, 2,688 in Lalmonirhat, 4,541 in Kurigram, 7,264 in Thakurgaon, 14,348 in Dinajpur and 4,751 in Gaibandha of the division,” he added. Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said a total of 2,60,612 collected samples were tested till Saturday, and of them, 53,650 were found Covid-19 positive with an average positivity rate of 20.59 percent in the division. In the meantime, the total number of healed Covid-19 patients reached 48,735 with recovery of 225 more infected patients in the division where the average recovery rate currently stands at 90.84 percent. The 48,735 recovered patients include 9,852 of Rangpur, 3,192 Panchagarh, 4,122 Nilphamari, 2,451 Lalmonirhat, 4,274 Kurigram, 6,427 Thakurgaon, 13,820 in Dinajpur and 4,598 Gaibandha districts in the division. Among the 53,650 patients, 148 are undergoing treatments at isolation units, including 21 critical patients at ICU beds and nine at High Dependency Unit beds, after recovery of 48,735 patients and 1,205 deaths while 3,562 are remaining now in home isolation. “Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine rose to 20,17,483, and among them, 8,07,178 got the second dose of the jab till Saturday in the division,” Dr Islam added. Talking to BSS, Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr AKM Nurunnobi urged people to abide by the health directives to maintain the improving trend of the Covid-19 situation.
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