Forty-six infections reported in the 24 hours to Monday morning
No coronavirus deaths were reported from Rangpur Division during the last 24 hours for the first time in the past four months, keeping the number of deaths steady at 1,218.
Health officials said the Covid-19 situation in the division has improved with a declining positivity rate and a rise in recovery rate in the past five weeks.
"Earlier, Rangpur Division witnessed the last Covid-19 casualty free day on May 16," Focal Person for Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for the division Dr ZA Siddiqui told BSS on Monday.
The district-wise breakup of the 1,218 fatalities stands at 290 in Rangpur, 79 in Panchagarh, 87 in Nilphamari, 65 in Lalmonirhat, 66 in Kurigram, 246 in Thakurgaon, 322 in Dinajpur, and 63 in Gaibandha.
The average casualty rate currently stands at 2.25% in the division.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 54,206 in the division as 46 new patients were diagnosed after testing 847 samples at a daily positivity rate of 5.43% on Sunday.
The district-wise break up of the total of 54,206 patients include 12,267 in Rangpur, 3,649 in Panchagarh, 4,358 in Nilphamari, 2,715 in Lalmonirhat, 4,588 in Kurigram, 7,368 in Thakurgaon, 14,442 in Dinajpur, and 4,819 in Gaibandha, added Dr Siddiqui.
Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said a total of 266,971 collected samples were tested across the division till Sunday, yielding a positivity rate of 20.30%.
Meanwhile, the division’s total number of recovered Covid-19 patients reached 50,264 with the recovery of 173 more patients on Sunday.
Of the total 54,206 patients, 127 are undergoing treatments at isolation units, including 13 critical patients in the Intensive Care Unit and seven in the High Dependency Unit. Currently, 2,597 people are also in home isolation.
Until Sunday, Dr Islam said, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine around the division rose to 2,287,118, and among them, 1,371,147 got both doses.
Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Rangpur Medical College Principal Prof Dr AKM Nurunnobi urged people to abide by the health directives to maintain the improving trend of Covid-19 in the division.