No death due to Covid-19 was recorded during the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Saturday in Rangpur division where the pandemic situation continues improving during the last more than two and a half months.
Health officials said the total number of Covid-19 casualties remained steady at 1,243 in the division.
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The district-wise break up of the 1,243 fatalities stands at 293 in Rangpur, 80 in Panchagarh, 89 in Nilphamari, 68 in Lalmonirhat, 69 in Kurigram, 254 in Thakurgaon, 327 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha of the division. “The average fatality rate currently stands at 2.24 percent in the division," said Acting Divisional Deputy Director (Health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases reached 55,394 as six new patients were diagnosed after testing 185 samples of Rangpur division at the daily positivity rate of 3.24 percent on Friday. Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 2.37 percent on Thursday, 2.62 percent on Wednesday, 3.81 percent on Tuesday.