The average recovery rate of Covid-19 patients reached 95.77 percent in Rangpur division as no casualty was reported during the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Sunday.
Rangpur Divisional Deputy Director (Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam said 15 more Covid-19 patients recovered during the last 24 hours in the division.
“With this, the total number of healed patients rose to 52,925 since the beginning of the pandemic at an average recovery rate of 95.77 percent in the division,” he said.
The 52,925 recovered patients include 11,347 of Rangpur, 3,671 Panchagarh, 4,341 of Nilphamari, 2,625 of Lalmonirhat, 4,527 of Kurigram, 7,278 of Thakurgaon, 14,350 of Dinajpur and 4,786 of Gaibandha districts in the division.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 55,265 as six fresh cases were diagnosed after testing 252 new samples at the positivity rate of 2.38 percent on Saturday in the division.
Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 10.40 percent on Friday, 0.38 percent on Thursday, 1.97 percent on Wednesday, 2.56 percent on Tuesday, 2.72 percent on Monday and 2.42 percent on Sunday last in the division.
“The district-wise break up of total 55,265 patients include 12,457 of Rangpur, 3,800 Panchagarh, 4,438 of Nilphamari, 2,738 of Lalmonirhat, 4,636 of Kurigram, 7,607 of Thakurgaon, 14,730 of Dinajpur and 4,859 of Gaibandha in the division,” he added.
“Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 2,90,958 collected samples were tested till Saturday, and of them, 55,265 were found positive with an average positivity rate of 18.99 percent in the division,” Dr Zakirul added.
Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said the number of casualties remained steady at 1,240 as no new death was reported during the last 24 hours till Sunday from the division.
“The district-wise breakup of the 1,240 fatalities stands at 293 in Rangpur, 80 in Panchagarh, 89 in Nilphamari, 68 in Lalmonirhat, 69 in Kurigram, 252 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 total 55,265 Covid-19 patients, 48 are undergoing treatments at isolation units, including 10 patients at ICU and six at High Dependency Unit beds. While 52,925 patients
recovered, 1,240 died and 1,052 are remaining in home isolation.
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 as the Covid-19 situation continues to improve in the division.