RANGPUR: For the first time since the beginning of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, none was diagnosed with the lethal virus in all eight districts of Rangpur division on Friday, reports BSS.
Focal Person of Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr ZA Siddiqui on Saturday said, “After testing a total of 76 collected samples of suspected Covid-19 infected people of the division, none was reported positive on Friday,”Since the beginning, a total of 1,07,576 collected samples were tested till Friday in the division, and of them, 15,836 were reported positive at the average infection rate of 14.72 percent.
“The infection rate remains below five percent during the last one month and below 10 percent during the last more than two months in the division,” Dr Siddiqui said.
Among the total 15,836 infected people, 15,182 have so far been recovered at the average recovery rate of 95.87 percent in the division where the Covid-19 vaccination campaign is running smoothly since February 7 last.
“The district-wise break-up of the total infected patients now stands at 4,044 in Rangpur, 794 in Panchagarh, 1,329 in Nilphamari, 965 in Lalmonirhat, 1,020 in Kurigram, 1,512 in Thakurgaon, 4,710 in Dinajpur and 1,462 in Gaibandha,” Dr Siddiqui added.
Presently, the 15,182 recovered patients include 3,685 of Rangpur, 762 of Panchagarh, 1,300 of Nilphamari, 953 of Lalmonirhat, 980 of Kurigram, 1,469 of Thakurgaon, 4,599 of Dinajpur and 1,434 of Gaibandha districts in the division.
Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Ahad Ali said the number of fatalities remained steady at 308 in the division with no more deaths reported on Friday.The district-wise break-up of the total fatalities now stands at 72 in Rangpur, 111 in Dinajpur, 34 in Thakurgaon, 28 in Nilphamari, 15 in Kurigram, 20 in Panchagarh, 17 in Gaibandha and 11 in Lalmonirhat,” he said.
“The average casualty rate currently stands at 1.94 percent in the division,” he continued.
Among the total 15,836 Covid-19 infected patients, seven are undergoing treatments at isolation units after recovery of 15,182 patients and 308 deaths while 339 remaining in home isolations across the division.
“A total of 2,63,467 citizens– 1,71,220 males and 92,247 females– have been immunised with the Covid-19 vaccines in the division till Thursday last since launching of the vaccination campaign from February 7 last,” Dr Ali added.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, a total of 95,473 people of the division were put in quarantines and, of them, 93,092 released and 2,381 are currently remaining in home quarantines.
Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu said the Covid-19 infection rate continues declining consistently in the division.
“Though the Covid-19 vaccination campaign continues effectively in the division, everyone, including those who have taken the vaccines, should abide by the health directives to ultimately bring down the infection rate to the zero level,” he added.