06 Sep 2021, 14:00
Update : 08 Sep 2021, 15:28

Recovery rate of Covid-19 patients crosses 91.19pc in Rangpur

RANGPUR, Sept 6, 2021 (BSS) – The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has crossed the 91 percent mark in Rangpur division where the positivity rate continues to decline during the last one month.

Health officials said 268 more Covid-19 patients healed on Sunday raising the total number of recovered patients to 49,003 raising the average healing rate to 91.19 percent in the division.

The 49,003 recovered patients include 9,873 of Rangpur, 3,230 Panchagarh, 4,137 of Nilphamari, 2,467 of Lalmonirhat, 4,283 of Kurigram, 6,490 of Thakurgaon, 13,856 of Dinajpur and 4,667 of Gaibandha districts in the division.

Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 53,737 with the diagnosis of 87 fresh cases after testing 889 new samples at the positivity rate of 9.79 percent on Sunday in the division.

“Earlier, the daily positivity rates were 9.80 percent on Saturday, 6.88 on Friday, 12.60 percent on Saturday and 12.04 percent on Wednesday last in the division,” Focal Person of the Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr ZA Siddiqui said.

The district-wise break up of total 53,737 patients include 12,211 of Rangpur, 3,546 Panchagarh, 4,333 of Nilphamari, 2,697 of Lalmonirhat, 4,554 of Kurigram, 7,278 of Thakurgaon, 14,362 of Dinajpur and 4,756 of Gaibandha districts in the division.

“Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 2,61,501 collected samples were tested till Sunday, and of them, 53,737 were found positive with an average positivity rate of 20.55 percent in the division,” Dr Siddiqui added.

Talking to BSS, Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said the number of casualties reached 1,209 as four new deaths were reported from the division during the last 24 hours ending at 8 am today.

The district-wise break up of the 1,209 fatalities stands at 287 in Rangpur, 79 in Panchagarh, 87 in Nilphamari, 64 in Lalmonirhat, 66 in Kurigram, 244 in Thakurgaon, 320 in Dinajpur and 62 in Gaibandha districts of the division.

“The average casualty rate currently stands at 2.25 percent in the division,” Dr Islam said.

Among the 53,737 patients, 143 are undergoing treatments at isolation units, including 16 critical patients at ICU beds and seven at High Dependency Unit beds, after recovery of 49,003 patients and 1,209 deaths while 3,382 are remaining now in home isolation.

“Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine rose to 20,70,267, and among them, 8,24,267 got the second dose of the jab till Sunday 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 Lyzu expressed satisfaction over the improving Covid-19 situation.

“Everyone should abide by the health directives to remain safe and prevent further community transmission of the Covid-19 virus in the division,” he added.

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