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Rangpur records 4.28pc Covid-19 positivity rate on Friday


By BSS
Published : 15 Oct 2021 10:37 PM | Updated : 16 Oct 2021 02:32 PM

Rangpur division recorded 4.28 percent Covid-19 positivity rate as eight fresh cases were reported after testing 187 new samples in the division on Friday.

Health officials said the coronavirus situation continues improving amid declining positivity rate and rising recovery rate during the last two months in the division.

Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 2.24 percent on Thursday, 3.14 on Wednesday, 3.67 percent on Tuesday, 2.16 percent on Monday, 2.87 percent on Sunday and 3.48 percent on Saturday last in the division.

Among the eight new patients, two were reported positive after diagnosing 93 new samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) in Rangpur at the daily positivity rate of 2.15 percent till Friday.

"The two new Covid-19 patients are hailing from Rangpur district alone," Principal of RpMC Professor Dr AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu said.

On the other hand, six new patients were reported after diagnosing 94 samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at M Abdur Rahim Medical College (MARMC) in Dinajpur at the daily positivity rate of 6.38 percent on Friday noon. "The six new Covid-19 infected patients include two from Dinajpur, one from Panchagarh and three from Thakurgaon districts," Principal of MARMC Professor Dr Syed Nazir Hossain said.

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