Covid-19: three-lakh collected samples tested in Rangpur

Publish: 6:36 PM, November 30, 2021 | Update: 6:36:PM, November 30, 2021

RANGPUR,  – A total of 3,00,063 collected samples of suspected Covid-19 patients of all eight districts in Rangpur division have so far been tested since the outbreak of the pandemic. “After testing 3,00,063 samples, a total of 55,560 Covid-19 positive cases have been diagnosed at the average positivity rate of 18.52 percent,” Acting Rangpur Divisional Director (Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam told BSS today.

Among the total 55,560 positive cases, six new patients were diagnosed after testing 232 samples at the positivity rate of 2.59 percent on Monday in the division where the pandemic situation continues improving during the last three months. Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 1.84 percent on Sunday, 5.49 percent on Saturday, 1.75 percent on Friday, 3.03 percent on Thursday and 2.44 percent on Wednesday last in the division.

“The district-wise break up of total 55,560 patients include 12,507 of Rangpur, 3,823 Panchagarh, 4,460 of Nilphamari, 2,748 of Lalmonirhat, 4,646 of Kurigram, 7,663 of Thakurgaon, 14,844 of Dinajpur and 4,869 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 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. Meanwhile, the number of healed Covid-19 patients reached 53,433 with recovery of 24 more patients on Monday in the division where the average recovery rate currently stands at 96.17 percent.

The 53,433 recovered patients include 11,620 of Rangpur, 3,686 Panchagarh, 4,363 Nilphamari, 2,625 Lalmonirhat, 4,527 Kurigram, 7,365 Thakurgaon, 14,452 in Dinajpur and 4,795 Gaibandha districts in the division.

Among the 55,560 patients, 36 are under treatments at isolation units, including nine critical patients at ICU beds and six at High Dependency Unit beds, after recovery of 53,433 patients and 1,245 deaths while 846 are remaining in home isolation. “In the meantime, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine rose to 69,27,306, and among them, 38,52,124 got the second dose of the jab till Monday 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, people should abide by the health directives to prevent another probable wave of the newly detected Omicron strain of Covid-19 in different African and European countries,” he added.