Daily infection rate in the northern division stands at 4.8%
No deaths due to Covid-19 was recorded for the second consecutive day in the division where the pandemic the situation continues improving almost during the last seven weeks.
"Earlier, Rangpur division witnessed no Covid-19 fatality on May 16, on September 12, 13, 14, 20 and 22 last," said Divisional Deputy Director of Health Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam.
The number of Covid-19 casualties remained steady at 1,230 in the division where the positivity and fatality rates are declining consistently.
The district-wise break up of the 1,230 fatalities stands at 291 in Rangpur, 80 in Panchagarh, 87 in Nilphamari, 66 in Lalmonirhat, 68 in Kurigram, 250 in Thakurgaon, 325 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha.
"The average casualty rate is 2.24% in the division at present," Dr Zakirul said.
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Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 54,878 as 33 new patients were diagnosed after testing 688 samples of Rangpur division at the daily positivity rate of 4.80% on Sunday.
Earlier, the daily positivity rates were 3.44% on Saturday, 5.57% on Friday, 5.08% on Thursday, 3.89% on Wednesday, 5.84% on Tuesday, and 5.95% on Monday last in the division.
"The district-wise break up of total 54,878 patients include 12,388 of Rangpur, 3,748 of Panchagarh, 4,413 of Nilphamari, 2,729 of Lalmonirhat, 4,627 of Kurigram, 7,509 of Thakurgaon, 14,616 of Dinajpur and 4,848 of Gaibandha in the division," he added.
Talking to BSS today, Divisional Director of Health, Dr Md Motaharul Islam said a total of 2,78,925 collected samples were tested till Sunday, and of them, 54,878 were found Covid-19 positive with an average positivity rate of 19.67% here.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of healed Covid-19 patients reached 51,608 with recovery of 46 more infected patients on the day in the division where the average recovery rate currently stands at 94.04%.
The 51,608 recovered patients include 10,702 of Rangpur, 3,468 of Panchagarh, 4,300 in Nilphamari, 2,605 in Lalmonirhat, 4,496 in Kurigram, 6,985 of Thakurgaon, 14,277 in Dinajpur and 4,775 in Gaibandha.
Among the 54,878 patients, 41 are undergoing treatment at isolation units, including six critical patients at ICU beds and two at High Dependency Unit beds, after recovery of 51,608 patients and 1,230 deaths while 1,999 are remaining in home isolation.
"Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine rose to 28,40,136, and among them, 16,56,736 got the second dose of the jab till Sunday 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 called upon everyone to sincerely abide by the health directives to prevent further spread of the deadly virus.