RANGPUR: A total of 312 coronavirus (Covid-19) patients recovered among a total of 959 infected persons in all eight districts of Rangpur division till 8 am on Friday, reports BSS.
“The percentage of recovery rate now stands at 32.53 in the division,” Focal Person of Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr. ZA Siddiqui told the agency on Friday.The district-wise numbers of recovered patients stand at 142 of Rangpur, 10 of Panchagarh, 38 of Nilphamari, 12 of Lalmonirhat, 29 of Kurigram, 24 of Thakurgaon, 35 of Dinajpur and 22 of Gaibandha districts.
All of the recovered patients were released with discharge certificates declaring them ‘recovered’ from the 15 Dedicated Corona Isolation Hospitals in all eight districts of the division.
At the same time, a total of 14 Covid-19 patients died with the fatality rate of 1.46 percent in the division.
“The 14 deceased persons include seven of Rangpur, three of Gaibandha, two of Nilphamari and one each of Dinajpur and Panchagarh districts,” Dr. Siddiqui said.
Meanwhile, 51 new patients were reported after testing samples at the Covid-19 Laboratories at Rangpur, Dinajpur and National Institute of Laboratory Medicine and Referral Centre (NILMRC) in Dhaka on Thursday raising the number of patients to 959.
“Among the newly infected 51 patients, ten members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-13 of Nilphamari Camp were tested for coronavirus positive at the NILMRC in Dhaka,” he said.“The district-wise break up of the COVID-19 patients stands at 388 in Rangpur, 55 in Panchagarh, 108 in Nilphamari, 35 in Lalmonirhat, 64 in Kurigram, 84 in Thakurgaon, 188 in Dinajpur and 37 Gaibandha districts in the division,” Dr. Siddiqui said.
Meanwhile, Divisional Director (Health) Dr. Amin Ahmed Khan a total of 13,328 collected samples of Rangpur division were tested till Thursday night, and of them, the 959 found coronavirus positive.
Among the total 959 coronavirus patients, 167 are undergoing treatments at isolation units of different hospitals after release of 312 recovered patients and 14 deaths while 466 remaining in isolation at homes in the division.