21 Oct 2021, 12:23

Rangpur records no Covid-19 death in 24 hours

 RANGPUR, Oct 21, 2021 (BSS) - Rangpur division recorded no Covid-19

related death during the last 24 hours ending at 8 am today as the pandemic
situation continues improving in the last more than two months.

     "Earlier, no Covid-19 fatality was recorded on May 16 last and on
September 12, 13, 14, 20, 22, 26, 29 and 30 and October 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10,
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 last in the division," Divisional Deputy
Director (Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam said today.

     The number of Covid-19 fatalities remained steady at 1,239 in the

     The district-wise break up of the 1,239 fatalities currently stands at
293 in Rangpur, 80 in Panchagarh, 88 in Nilphamari, 68 in Lalmonirhat, 69 in
Kurigram, 252 in Thakurgaon, 326 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha of the

     The average fatality rate currently stands at 2.24 percent in the

     Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 55,240 as seven new
patients were diagnosed after testing 356 samples of Rangpur division at the
daily positivity rate of 1.97 percent on Wednesday.

      "The district-wise break up of total 55,240 patients include 12,446 of
Rangpur, 3,800 Panchagarh, 4,437 of Nilphamari, 2,737 of Lalmonirhat, 4,636
of Kurigram, 7,604 of Thakurgaon, 14,723 of Dinajpur and 4,857 of Gaibandha
in the division," he added.

      Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said a total of
2,90,271 collected samples were tested till Wednesday, and of them, 55,240
were found Covid-19 positive with an average positivity rate of 19.03 percent
in the division.

     Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of healed
patients reached 52,875 with recovery of 15 more infected patients on
Wednesday in the division where the average recovery rate currently stands at
95.72 percent.

     The 52,875 recovered patients include 11,307 of Rangpur, 3,671
Panchagarh, 4,341 Nilphamari, 2,625 Lalmonirhat, 4,527 Kurigram, 7,268
Thakurgaon, 14,350 in Dinajpur and 4,786 Gaibandha districts in the division.

     Among the 55,240 patients, 45 are undergoing treatments at isolation
units, including four critical patients at ICU beds and five at High
Dependency Unit beds, after recovery of 52,875 patients and 1,239 deaths
while 1,080 are remaining in home isolation.

     "Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-
19 vaccine rose to 44,50,117, and among them, 21,16,787 got the second dose
of the jab till Wednesday in the division," he added.

     Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and
Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu the
overall Covid-19 situation continues improving satisfactorily in Rangpur

     "However, all people should sincerely abide by the health directives,
hygiene rules, wear masks and maintain physical distance to contain further
spread of the deadly virus in the division," he added.



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