25 Oct 2021, 12:25
Update : 25 Oct 2021, 13:10

Rangpur records no Covid death in 24 hours

  RANGPUR, Oct 25, 2021 (BSS) - No death due to Covid-19 was recorded during
the last 24 hours ending at 8 am today in the division where the pandemic
situation continues improving in the last more than two months.

  "Earlier, no Covid-19 casualty was recorded on October 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10,
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 23 last here," Divisional Deputy
Director (Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam said today.

  The number of Covid-19 fatalities remained steady at 1,240 in the division.

  The district-wise breakup of the total fatalities stands at 293 in Rangpur,
80 in Panchagarh, 89 in Nilphamari, 68 in Lalmonirhat, 69 in Kurigram, 252 in
Thakurgaon, 326 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha, he said.

  The average casualty rate is now 2.24 percent in the division.

  Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 55,280 as 15 new patients
were found virus positive after testing 363 samples with the infection rate
of 4.13 percent on Sunday here.

  Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 2.38 percent on Saturday,
10.40 percent on Friday, 0.38 percent on Thursday, 1.97 percent on Wednesday,
2.56 percent on Tuesday and 2.72 percent on Monday last in the division.

  The district-wise break up of total patients include 12,458 of Rangpur,
3,802 Panchagarh, 4,439 of Nilphamari, 2,738 of Lalmonirhat, 4,637 of
Kurigram, 7,611 of Thakurgaon, 14,736 of Dinajpur and 4,859 of Gaibandha in
the division, he added.

  Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said a total of 2,91,321
collected samples were tested till Sunday, and of them, 55,280 were found
Covid-19 positive with an average infection rate of 18.98 percent in the

  Since the beginning of the pandemic, the total number of healed Covid-19
patients reached 52,944 with recovery of 19 more patients on Sunday in the
division where the average recovery rate currently stands at 95.77 percent.

  The 52,944 recovered patients include 11,362 of Rangpur, 3,671 Panchagarh,
4,343 Nilphamari, 2,625 Lalmonirhat, 4,527 Kurigram, 7,278 Thakurgaon, 14,352
in Dinajpur and 4,786 Gaibandha districts in the division.

  Among the 55,280 patients, 53 are undergoing treatments at isolation units,
including 10 critical patients at ICU beds and seven at High Dependency Unit
beds, after recovery of 52,944 patients and 1,240 deaths while 1,043 are
remaining in home isolation.

  "Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-19
vaccine rose to 45,21,934, and among them, 20,79,343 got the second dose of
the jab till Sunday in the division," Islam said.

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

  He however urged everyone to abide by the health directives to stop further
spread of the lethal virus.


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