23 Sep 2021, 14:03
Update : 23 Sep 2021, 16:42

Rangpur records no Covid-19 related death in 24 hours

     RANGPUR, Sept 23, 2021 (BSS) - No Covid-19 related death was recorded
during the last 24 hours ending at 8 am today in Rangpur division where the
pandemic situation continues improving during the last more than one and a
half months.

     "Earlier, the division witnessed Covid-19 casualty-free day on May 16
last and again no deaths on September 12, 13, 14 and 20 last," Focal Person
of the Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr ZA
Siddiqui said.

     The number of Covid-19 casualties remained steady at 1,226 in the
division where the positivity, recovery and fatality rates are currently
declining consistently.

     The district-wise break up of the 1,226 fatalities stands at 291 in
Rangpur, 80 in Panchagarh, 87 in Nilphamari, 66 in Lalmonirhat, 67 in
Kurigram, 248 in Thakurgaon, 324 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha of the

     "The average casualty rate currently stands at 2.24 percent in the
division," Dr Siddiqui said.

     Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 54,755 as 59 new
patients were diagnosed after testing 925 samples of Rangpur division at the
daily positivity rate of 3.89 percent on Wednesday.

      Earlier, the daily positivity rates were 5.84 percent on Tuesday, 5.95
percent on Monday, 7.06 percent on Sunday, 5.14 percent on Saturday, 7.39
percent on Friday and 3.36 percent on Thursday last in the division.

     "The district-wise break up of total 54,755 patients include 12,358 of
Rangpur, 3,731 of Panchagarh, 4,395 of Nilphamari, 2,726 of Lalmonirhat,
4,622 of Kurigram, 7,488 of Thakurgaon, 14,596 of Dinajpur and 4,839 of
Gaibandha in the division," he added.

     Talking to BSS today, Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam
said a total of 2,76,289 collected samples were tested till Wednesday, and of
them, 54,755 were found Covid-19 positive with an average positivity rate of
19.82 percent in the division.

     Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of healed Covid-19
patients reached 51,411 with recovery of 59 more infected patients on
Wednesday in the division where the average recovery rate currently stands at
93.89 percent.

     The 51,411 recovered patients include 10,677 of Rangpur, 3,437
Panchagarh, 4,289 Nilphamari, 2,595 Lalmonirhat, 4,481 Kurigram, 6,932
Thakurgaon, 14,235 in Dinajpur and 4,765 Gaibandha districts in the division.

     Among the 54,411 patients, 131 are undergoing treatments at isolation
units, including 13 critical patients at ICU beds and seven at High
Dependency Unit beds, after recovery of 51,411 patients and 1,226 deaths
while 1,987 are remaining in home isolation.

     "Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-
19 vaccine rose to 26,74,744, and among them, 15,71,717 got the second dose
of the jab till Wednesday 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 called
upon everyone to abide by the health directives to prevent further spread of
the deadly virus.






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