Rangpur records no Covid casualty for 4th consecutive days

Publish: 4:24 PM, October 16, 2021 | Update: 4:24:PM, October 16, 2021

RANGPUR, – Rangpur division recorded no Covid-19 related causality for the fourth consecutive days on Friday as the pandemic situation continues improving in the last 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 and 14 last in the division,” Divisional Deputy Director (Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam told BSS today.

The number of Covid-19 fatalities remained steady at 1,238 in the division. The district-wise break up of the 1,238 fatalities currently stands at 293 in Rangpur, 80 in Panchagarh, 88 in Nilphamari, 68 each in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram, 252 in Thakurgaon, 326 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha of the division. The average fatality rate currently stands at 2.24 percent in the division. Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 55,194 as 10 new patients were diagnosed after testing 188 samples of Rangpur division at the daily positivity rate of 5.32 percent on Friday.

“The district-wise break up of total 55,194 patients include 12,438 of Rangpur, 3,797 Panchagarh, 4,433 of Nilphamari, 2,737 of Lalmonirhat, 4,635 of Kurigram, 7,588 of Thakurgaon, 14,712 of Dinajpur and 4,854 of Gaibandha in the division,” he added.

Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said a total of 2,88,459 collected samples were tested till Friday, and of them, 55,194 were found Covid-19 positive with an average positivity rate of 19.13 percent in the division. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of healed patients reached 52,715 with recovery of 17 more infected patients on Friday in the division where the average recovery rate currently stands at 95.51 percent.

The 52,7158 recovered patients include 11,209 of Rangpur, 3,654 Panchagarh, 4,341 Nilphamari, 2,625 Lalmonirhat, 4,527 Kurigram, 7,232 Thakurgaon, 14,341 in Dinajpur and 4,786 Gaibandha districts in the division. Among the 55,194 patients, 46 are undergoing treatments at isolation units, including six critical patients at ICU beds and seven at High Dependency Unit beds, after recovery of 52,715 patients and 1,238 deaths while 1,195 are remaining in home isolation.

“Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid- 19 vaccine rose to 42,93,943, and among them, 18,61,864 got the second dose of the jab till Friday 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 said the Covid-19 situation continues improving satisfactorily in Rangpur division. “However, everyone should remain careful and properly 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.