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95.83pc Covid-19 patients recover in Rangpur


By BSS
Published : 02 Nov 2021 09:52 PM | Updated : 03 Nov 2021 01:47 PM

The average recovery rate of Covid-19 patients reached 95.83 percent in Rangpur division where the pandemic situation continues to improve in recent months.

Divisional Deputy Director (Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam said 14 more Covid-19 patients healed during the last 24 hours raising the total number of recovered patients to 53,052 at an average recovery rate of 95.83 percent in the division.

The 53,052 recovered patients include 11,415 of Rangpur, 3,677 Panchagarh, 4,351 of Nilphamari, 2,625 of Lalmonirhat, 4,527 of Kurigram, 7,302 of Thakurgaon, 14,366 of Dinajpur and 4,789 of Gaibandha districts in the division.

Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 55,358 as 12 fresh cases were diagnosed after testing 277 new samples at the positivity rate of 4.33 percent on Monday in the division. Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 2.26 percent on Sunday, 2.16 percent on Saturday, 2.11 percent on Friday, 3.69 percent on Thursday. 2.61 percent on Wednesday and 2.87 percent on Tuesday last in the division. The district-wise break up of total 55,358 patients include 12,470 of Rangpur, 3,810 Panchagarh, 4,443 of Nilphamari, 2,739 of Lalmonirhat, 4,643 of Kurigram, 7,628 of Thakurgaon, 14,763 of Dinajpur and 4,862 of Gaibandha in the division.

"Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 2,93,632 collected samples were tested till Monday, and of them, 55,358 were found positive with an average positivity rate of 18.85 percent in the division," Dr Zakirul added.

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Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said the number of casualties remained steady at 1,241 as no new deaths were reported during the last 24 hours ending at 8 am today in the division.

"The district-wise break-up of the 1,241 fatalities stands at 293 in Rangpur, 80 in Panchagarh, 89 in Nilphamari, 68 in Lalmonirhat, 69 in Kurigram, 253 in Thakurgaon, 326 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha districts of the division. The average casualty rate currently stands at 2.24 percent in the division. Among the 55,358 Covid-19 patients, 53 are undergoing treatments at isolation units, including 11 patients at ICU and eight at High Dependency Unit beds. 

With the recovery of 53,052 patients and 1,241 deaths, 1,052 are remaining in home isolation.

"Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine rose to 47,87,9158, and among them, 29,83,334 got the second dose of the jab till Monday in the division," he said.

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 to prevent further spread of Covid-19.

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