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Covid: 15 more die, 427 new cases in Rangpur division

  • Published at 05:08 pm August 12th, 2021
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File photo shows health workers carrying a Covid-19 patient on a stretcher in Rangpur Dhaka Tribune

Daily infection rate drops to 21.13%

The number of fresh Covid-19 cases and the infection rate have increased in Rangpur division. The division recorded 15 more Covid-19-related deaths in the last 24 hours. The deadly disease has so far killed 631 people in the division.

Among the 15 deceased in the last 24 hours, six are from Rangpur;  six from Thakurgaon; two from Dinajpur and one from Nilphamari.

Moreover, the infection rate came down to 21.13%, Rangpur Divisional Health Department Director Motaharul Islam confirmed.

Meanwhile, no ICU beds were available for new patients at Rangpur Covid Hospital and Dinajpur Covid Hospital.

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According to the Divisional Health Department, Covid infection has reached alarming proportions in the division, especially in Dinajpur, Rangpur, Thakurgaon, Lalmonirhat and Kurigram districts.

As many as 2,34,969 samples have been tested in Rangpur division till now. Of these, 49,826 came out positive and 40,138 people have recovered so far.

The number of infections is increasing every day due to non-observance of hygiene rules and for not wearing masks, according to officials.