15 Jan 2022, 12:42

97.12pc Covid-19 patients recover in Rangpur division

RANGPUR, Jan 15, 2022 (BSS) - The average recovery rate of Covid-19
patients has reached 97.12 percent in Rangpur division where the daily
positivity rate is showing a rising trend in recent days.

   Health officials said 20 more Covid-19 patients recovered during the last
24 hours ending at 8 am today raising the total number of healed patients to
54,298 in the division.

   "The Covid-19 recovery rate continues rising during the last four months
in the division," Divisional Director (Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam told
BSS today.

   The 54,298 recovered patients include 12,277 of Rangpur, 3,722 Panchagarh,
4,370 of Nilphamari, 2,625 of Lalmonirhat, 4,527 of Kurigram, 7,428 of
Thakurgaon, 14,543 of Dinajpur and 4,806 of Gaibandha districts in the

   Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 55,909 as six new patients
were diagnosed after testing 74 new samples at the positivity rate of 8.11
percent on Friday in the division.

   Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 13.66 percent on
Thursday, 10.84 percent on Wednesday, 4.11 percent on Tuesday, 13.50 percent
on Sunday and 13.58 percent on Saturday last in the division.

   The district-wise break up of total 55,909 patients include 12,622 of
Rangpur, 3,838 Panchagarh, 4,469 of Nilphamari, 2,775 of Lalmonirhat, 4,653
of Kurigram, 7,710 of Thakurgaon, 14,954 of Dinajpur and 4,888 of Gaibandha
in the division.

   Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 3,09,561
collected samples were tested till Friday, and of them, 55,909 were found
positive with an average positivity rate of 18.06 percent in the division.

   On the other hand, the total number of casualties remained steady at 1,252
in the division as no new death was reported during the last 24 hours ending
at 8 am today.

   The district-wise breakup of the 1,252 fatalities stands at 293 in
Rangpur, 81 in Panchagarh, 89 in Nilphamari, 69 each in Lalmonirhat and
Kurigram, 256 in Thakurgaon, 332 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha districts of
the division.

   The average casualty rate currently stands at 2.24 percent in the

   Among total 55,909 Covid-19 patients, 26 are undergoing treatments at
isolation units, including six patients at ICU and three at High Dependency
Unit beds, after recovery of 54,198 patients and 1,252 deaths while 333 are
remaining in home isolation.

   "Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-19
vaccine rose to 91,23,504, and among them, 59,02,234 got the second dose and
59,653 got the booster dose of the jabs till Friday in the division," Dr
Islam added.

   Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and
Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr Bimal Chandra Roy urged
everyone to sincerely abide by the health directives to remain safe and
prevent spread of the lethal virus.

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