No Covid casualty for 3rd straight day in Rangpur

Published : 05 Oct 2021, 16:38

Sahos Desk

Rangpur division recorded no Covid-19 casualty for the third consecutive days on Monday as the coronavirus situation continues to improve in recent weeks.

"Earlier, Rangpur division witnessed no Covid-19 fatality on May 16 last and again on September 12, 13, 14, 20, 22, 26, 29 and 30, October 2 and 3 last," Rangpur Divisional Deputy Director (Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam said today.

The number of Covid-19 fatalities remained steady at 1,234 for the last three days in the division.

The district-wise breakup of the 1,234 fatalities stands at 293 in Rangpur, 80 in Panchagarh, 88 in Nilphamari, 67 in Lalmonirhat, 68 in Kurigram, 250 in Thakurgaon, 325 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha of the division.

The average fatality rate currently stands at 2.24 percent in the division.

Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 55,019 as 40 new patients were diagnosed after testing 998 samples of Rangpur division at the daily positivity rate of 4.01 percent on Monday.

Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 1.42 percent on Sunday, three percent on Saturday, 4.74 percent on Friday, 2.87 percent on Thursday. 2.26 percent on Wednesday, and 2.30 percent on Tuesday last in the division.

The district-wise break up of total 55,019 patients include 12,407 of Rangpur, 3,766 of Panchagarh, 4,422 of Nilphamari, 2,733 of Lalmonirhat, 4,631 of Kurigram, 7,534 of Thakurgaon, 14,675 of Dinajpur and 4,851 of Gaibandha in the division.

Talking to BSS, Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said a total of 2,84,048 collected samples were tested till Monday, and of them, 55,019 were found Covid-19 positive with an average positivity rate of 19.37 percent in the division.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the number of recovered Covid-19 patients reached 52,227 with recovery of 58 more infected patients on Monday in the division where the average recovery rate currently stands at 94.93 percent.

The 52,227 recovered patients include 10,956 of Rangpur, 3,585 Panchagarh, 4,324 Nilphamari, 2,615 Lalmonirhat, 4,515 Kurigram, 7,131 Thakurgaon, 14,313 in Dinajpur and 4,786 Gaibandha districts in the division.

Among the 55,019 patients, 58 are undergoing treatments at isolation units, including 12 critical patients at ICU beds and seven at High Dependency Unit beds, after recovery of 52,227 patients and 1,234 deaths while 1,500 are remaining in home isolation.

"Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine rose to 39,15,314, and among them, 17,44,049 got the second dose of the jab till Monday in the division," Dr Islam said.

Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu said people should abide by the health directives despite the improving trend of coronavirus situation.

Source: BSS

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