Covid-19 cases reach 55,550 with 10 afresh in Rangpur

Publish: 7:34 PM, November 28, 2021 | Update: 7:34:PM, November 28, 2021

RANGPUR,  – The total number of Covid-19 cases has reached 55,550 as 10 new patients were reported on Saturday in Rangpur division. “The 10 new patients were diagnosed after testing 182 samples at the positivity rate of 5.49 percent in the division,” Acting Rangpur Divisional Director (Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam told BSS today.

Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 1.75 percent on Friday, 3.03 percent on Thursday, 2.44 percent on Wednesday, 7.07 percent on Monday and 2.17 percent on Sunday last in the division. “The district-wise break up of total 55,550 patients include 12,507 of Rangpur, 3,822 Panchagarh, 4,459 of Nilphamari, 2,747 of Lalmonirhat, 4,646 of Kurigram, 7,663 of Thakurgaon, 14,838 of Dinajpur and 4,868 of Gaibandha in the division,” he said.

Meanwhile, no Covid-19 patient died during the last 24 hours ending at 8 am today in the division where the total number of casualties remained steady at 1,245. The average casualty rate currently stands at 2.24 percent in the division where the pandemic situation continues improving during the last three months. The district-wise break up of the 1,245 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 of the division.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 2,99,634 collected samples were tested till Saturday, and of them, 55,550 were found Covid-19 positive with an average positivity rate of 18.54 percent in the division,” Dr Islam said. Meanwhile, the number of healed Covid-19 patients reached 53,399 with recovery of 14 more patients on Saturday in the division where the average recovery rate currently stands at 96.13 percent. The 53,399 recovered patients include 11,608 of Rangpur, 3,683 Panchagarh, 4,363 Nilphamari, 2,625 Lalmonirhat, 4,527 Kurigram, 7,354 Thakurgaon, 14,444 in Dinajpur and 4,795 Gaibandha districts in the division.

Among the 55,550 patients, 38 are under treatments at isolation units, including nine critical patients at ICU beds and six at High Dependency Unit beds, after recovery of 53,399 patients and 1,245 deaths while 868 are remaining in home isolation. “In the meantime, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine rose to 67,34,907, and among them, 37,46,173 got the second dose of the jab till Saturday 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 said the Covid-19 situation is improving consistently in the last three months. “However, everyone should properly abide by the health directives to prevent another probable wave of the newly detected Omicron strain of Covid- 19 in South Africa and other European countries,” he said.