Rangpur division recorded 4.05 percent Covid-19 positivity rate as 15 fresh cases were reported on Thursday after testing 370 new samples at two laboratories in Rangpur division.
"The overall Covid-19 situation, including daily positivity rate, continues improving in the last more than one and a half months in the division," Focal Person of Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for
Rangpur division Dr ZA Siddiqui said.
Earlier, the daily positivity rates were 3.89 percent on Wednesday, 5.84 percent on Tuesday, 5.95 percent on Monday, 7.06 percent on Sunday, 5.14 percent on Saturday and 7.39 percent on Friday last in the division.
Among the 15 new patients, nine were reported positive after diagnosing 182 new samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) in Rangpur city at the highest ever daily positivity rate of 4.94 percent on Thursday.
"The nine new Covid-19 patients include seven from Rangpur and one each from Gaibandha and Lalmonirhat districts," Principal of RpMC Professor Dr AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu said on Thursday.
On the other hand, six new patients were reported after diagnosing 188 samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at M Abdur Rahim Medical College (MARMC) in Dinajpur at the daily positivity rate of 3.19 percent on Thursday.
"The six new Covid-19 infected patients include one each from Dinajpur and Panchagarh and four from Thakurgaon districts," Principal of MARMC Professor Dr Syed Nazir Hossain said.
Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said the number of Covid-19 patients rose to 54,770 as 15 new positive cases were reported today from across the division. "The district-wise break up of total 54,770 patients include 12,365 of Rangpur, 3,732 of Panchagarh, 4,395 of Nilphamari, 2,727 of Lalmonirhat, 4,622 of Kurigram, 7,492 of Thakurgaon, 14,597 of Dinajpur and 4,840 of
Gaibandha in the division," he added.