Rangpur division recorded 8.05 percent Covid-19 positivity rate as 14 fresh cases were reported after testing 174 new samples at the two laboratories on Thursday. Health officials said the positivity rate marked a sudden rise today in the division where the pandemic situation continued to improve almost during the last four months.
Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 2.39 percent on Wednesday, 1.32 percent on Tuesday, 3.01 percent on Monday, 6.34 on Sunday, 6.06 percent on Saturday, and 3.00 percent on Friday last in the division. Among the 14 new patients, 10 were reported positive after testing 80 samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) at the positivity rate of 12.50 percent on Thursday.
“The 10 new patients include seven from Rangpur, two from Gaibandha, and one from Kurigram districts,” Principal of RpMC Professor Dr AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu said.
On the other hand, four more 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 4.26 percent Thursday. “The four new patients include one from Dinajpur and three from Panchagarh districts,” said Principal of MARMC Professor Dr Syed Nazir Hossain said.
Divisional Director (Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam said the total number of Covid-19 patients rose to 55,754 as 14 new positive cases were reportedThursday from across the division.