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  29 Nov 2021, 13:08
Update : 29 Nov 2021, 14:42

Covid-19 recovery cases cross 53,400 in Rangpur

   RANGPUR, Nov 29, 2021 (BSS) - The number of recovery cases from Covid-19
has crossed the 53,400 in all eight districts of the division since the
beginning of the pandemic.

   "The number of healed Covid-19 patients reached 53,409 with the recovery
of 10 more patients during the last 24 hours ending at 8 am today in the
division," Acting Divisional Director (Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam told
BSS.

   The average recovery rate currently stands at 96.14 percent in the
division where the pandemic situation continues improving during the last
three consecutive months.

   The 53,409 recovered patients include 11,608 of Rangpur, 3,686 of
Panchagarh, 4,363 of Nilphamari, 2,625 of Lalmonirhat, 4,527 of Kurigram,
7,369 of Thakurgaon, 14,446 of Dinajpur and 4,795 of Gaibandha districts.

   "Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 55,554 as four fresh
cases were diagnosed after testing 217 new samples at the positivity rate of
1.84 percent on Sunday in the division," Dr Islam said.

   Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 5.49 percent on
Saturday, 1.75 percent on Friday, 3.03 percent on Thursday, 2.44 percent on
Wednesday and 7.07 percent on Monday last in the division.

  The district-wise break up of total 55,554 patients include 12,507 of
Rangpur, 3,822 of Panchagarh, 4,459 of Nilphamari, 2,747 of Lalmonirhat,
4,646 of Kurigram, 7,663 of Thakurgaon, 14,841 of Dinajpur and 4,869 of
Gaibandha.

   Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 2,99,831
collected samples were tested till Sunday, and of them, 55,554 were found
positive with an average infection rate of 18.53 percent in the division.

   Islam said the total number of casualties remained steady at 1,245 as no
new death was reported during the last 24 hours from the division.

  The district-wise break up of the 1,243 fatalities stands at 293 in
Rangpur, 81 in Panchagarh, 89 in Nilphamari, 68 in Lalmonirhat, 69 in
Kurigram, 254 in Thakurgaon, 328 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha.

   The average casualty rate currently hovers at 2.24 percent in the
division.

   Among the total 55,554 Covid-19 patients, 39 are undergoing treatments at
isolation units, including 11 patients at ICU and six at High Dependency Unit
beds, after recovery of 53,409 patients and 1,245 deaths while 861 are
remaining in home isolation.

   "Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-19
vaccine rose to 67,71,937, and among them, 37,61,003 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 urged
all to abide by the health directives despite the Covid-19 situation is
improving in the division.

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