53,477 Covid-19 patients recover in Rangpur
RANGPUR, – The number of recovered Covid-19 patients rose to 53,477 with the healing of 13 more patients during the last 24 hours ending at 8 am today in Rangpur division.
Health officials said the average recovery rate of Covid-19 patients currently stands at 96.21 percent since the outbreak of the pandemic in the division. “The Covid-19 recovery rate continues rising at a slower rate in the division where the pandemic situation continues to improve in the last three months,” Divisional Director (Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam told BSS today.
The 53,477 recovered patients include 11,640 of Rangpur, 3,691 Panchagarh, 4,365 of Nilphamari, 2,625 of Lalmonirhat, 4,527 of Kurigram, 7,372 of Thakurgaon, 14,462 of Dinajpur and 4,795 of Gaibandha districts in the division. Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 55,582 as five fresh cases were diagnosed after testing 175 new samples at the positivity rate of 2.86 percent on Friday in the division.
Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 1.43 percent on Thursday, 3.54 percent on Wednesday, 1.45 percent on Tuesday, 2.59 percent on Monday and 1.84 percent on Sunday last in the division “The district-wise break up of total 55,582 patients include 12,512 of Rangpur, 3,826 Panchagarh, 4,460 of Nilphamari, 2,750 of Lalmonirhat, 4,646 of Kurigram, 7,670 of Thakurgaon, 14,848 of Dinajpur and 4,870 of Gaibandha in the division,” he said.
“Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 3,01,137 collected samples were tested till Friday, and of them, 55,582 were found positive with an average positivity rate of 18.46 percent in the division,” Dr Islam said. In the meantime, the 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 1,245 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. The average casualty rate currently stands at 2.24 percent in the division. Among total 55,582 Covid-19 patients, 31 are undergoing treatments at isolation units, including eight patients at ICU and four at High Dependency Unit beds, after recovery of 53,477 patients and 1,245 deaths while 829 are remaining in home isolation.
“Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid- 19 vaccine rose to 74,41,477, and among them, 39,40,397 got the second dose of the jab 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 AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu urged all to abide by the health directives despite the Covid-19 situation improving in the division.