07 Sep 2021, 15:01
Update : 07 Sep 2021, 15:16

Covid-19 cases reach 53,837 with 100 afresh in Rangpur

     RANGPUR, Sept 7, 2021 (BSS) - The number of Covid-19 cases reached
53,837 with the diagnosis of 100 cases afresh on Monday in Rangpur division
where the coronavirus situation continues improving during the last one

     "The 100 new Covid-19 cases were reported after testing 895 samples at
the positivity rate of 11.17 percent on Monday," said Focal Person of the
Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr ZA Siddiqui.

     Earlier, the daily positivity rates were 9.79 percent on Sunday, 9.80
percent on Saturday, 6.88 on Friday, 13.48 percent on Thursday, 12.04 percent
on Wednesday and 12.08 percent on Tuesday last in the division.

     The district-wise break up of total 53,837 patients include 12,221 of
Rangpur, 3,591 Panchagarh, 4,336 of Nilphamari, 2,700 of Lalmonirhat, 4,562
of Kurigram, 7,293 of Thakurgaon, 14,372 of Dinajpur and 4,762 of Gaibandha
districts in the division.

     "Meanwhile, two more patients died in Thakurgaon and Gaibandha districts
during the last 24 hours ending at 8 am today raising the number of
casualties to 1,211 in the division," he said

     "The average casualty rate currently stands at 2.25 percent in the
division," Dr Siddiqui said.

     The district-wise break up of the 1,211 fatalities currently stands at
287 in Rangpur, 79 in Panchagarh, 87 in Nilphamari, 64 in Lalmonirhat, 66 in
Kurigram, 245 in Thakurgaon, 320 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha districts of
the division.

     "Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 2,62,396
collected samples were tested till Monday, and of them, 53,837 were found
Covid-19 positive with an average positivity rate of 20.52 percent in the
division," Siddiqui added.

     Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said the number of
healed Covid-19 patients reached 49,313 with recovery of 313 more patients on
Monday raising the average recovery rate to 91.60 percent in the division.



     The 49,313 recovered patients include 10,072 of Rangpur, 3,241 of
Panchagarh, 4,158 of Nilphamari, 2,486 of Lalmonirhat, 4,293 of Kurigram,
6,505 of Thakurgaon, 13,891 of Dinajpur and 4,667 of Gaibandha districts in
the division.

     Among the 53,837 patients, 141 are undergoing treatments at isolation
units, including 11 critical patients at ICU beds and seven at High
Dependency Unit beds, after recovery of 49,313 patients and 1,211 deaths
while 3,172 are remaining in home isolation.

     "Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-
19 vaccine rose to 21,21,541, and among them, 8,45,253 got the second dose of
the jab till Monday 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 Lyzu said the overall Covid-19 situation is improving now in
Rangpur division.

     "However, everyone should be careful enough and properly abide by the
health directives, hygiene rules, wear masks and maintain physical distance
to further contain spread of the deadly virus in the division," he added.

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