RANGPUR: With detection of 157 new more positive cases in eight districts on Thursday, the total number of corona infected patients in Rangpur division reached to 6,886, of them 4,877 have, so far, been cured from Covid-19, reports BSS
“The Covid-19 infection continues rising in recent weeks following a limited scale community transmission of the virus in the division,” Focal Person of Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr. ZA Siddiqui told the agency on Thursday.“The district-wise break up of the total 6,886 patients now stands at 1,792 in Rangpur, 361 in Panchagarh, 680 in Nilphamari, 436 in Lalmonirhat, 553 in Kurigram, 437 in Thakurgaon, 1,929 in Dinajpur and 698 in Gaibandha districts,” Dr Siddiqui said.
Since the beginning, a total of 42,447 collected samples of Rangpur division were tested till Wednesday night, and of them, 6,886 were found Covid-19 positive with an infection rate of around 16.22 percent in the division.
The 4,877 recovered patients include 1,460 of Rangpur, 228 of Panchagarh, 621 of Nilphamari, 284 of Lalmonirhat, 298 of Kurigram, 274 of Thakurgaon, 1,327 of Dinajpur and 385 of Gaibandha districts.
Talking to the agency, Divisional Director (Health) Dr Amin Ahmed Khan said the number of total fatalities currently stands at 120 in the division with three more deaths, including one each from Rangpur, Thakurgaon and Dinajpur, were reported on Wednesday.