27 Sep 2021, 13:02

Rangpur records no Covid death for second consecutive day

   RANGPUR, Sept 27, 2021 (BSS) - No death due to Covid-19 was recorded for
the second consecutive day on Sunday in the division where the pandemic
situation continues improving almost during the last seven weeks.

   "Earlier, Rangpur division witnessed no Covid-19 fatality on May 16, on
September 12, 13, 14, 20 and 22 last," said Divisional Deputy Director
(Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam.

   The number of Covid-19 casualties remained steady at 1,230 in the division
where the positivity and fatality rates are declining consistently.

   The district-wise break up of the 1,230 fatalities stands at 291 in
Rangpur, 80 in Panchagarh, 87 in Nilphamari, 66 in Lalmonirhat, 68 in
Kurigram, 250 in Thakurgaon, 325 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha.

   "The average casualty rate is 2.24 percent in the division at present," Dr
Zakirul said.

   Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 54,878 as 33 new patients
were diagnosed after testing 688 samples of Rangpur division at the daily
positivity rate of 4.80 percent on Sunday.

   Earlier, the daily positivity rates were 3.44 percent on Saturday, 5.57
percent on Friday, 5.08 percent on Thursday, 3.89 percent on Wednesday, 5.84
percent on Tuesday and 5.95 percent on Monday last in the division.

   "The district-wise break up of total 54,878 patients include 12,388 of
Rangpur, 3,748 of Panchagarh, 4,413 of Nilphamari, 2,729 of Lalmonirhat,
4,627 of Kurigram, 7,509 of Thakurgaon, 14,616 of Dinajpur and 4,848 of
Gaibandha in the division," he added.

  Talking to BSS today, Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam
said a total of 2,78,925 collected samples were tested till Sunday, and of
them, 54,878 were found Covid-19 positive with an average positivity rate of
19.67 percent here.

   Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of healed Covid-19
patients reached 51,608 with recovery of 46 more infected patients on the day
in the division where the average recovery rate currently stands at 94.04

   The 51,608 recovered patients include 10,702 of Rangpur, 3,468 of
Panchagarh, 4,300 in Nilphamari, 2,605 in Lalmonirhat, 4,496 in Kurigram,
6,985 of Thakurgaon, 14,277 in Dinajpur and 4,775 in Gaibandha.

   Among the 54,878 patients, 41 are undergoing treatment at isolation units,
including six critical patients at ICU beds and two at High Dependency Unit
beds, after recovery of 51,608 patients and 1,230 deaths while 1,999 are
remaining in home isolation.

   "Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-19
vaccine rose to 28,40,136, and among them, 16,56,736 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 called
upon everyone to sincerely abide by the health directives to prevent further
spread of the deadly virus.

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