RANGPUR: The lowest 6.88 percent Covid-19 positivity rate was recorded on Friday, for the first time below the 10 percent mark in five months since March 24 last when the rate was 10.72 percent in the division.
Health officials said the Covid-19 positivity and fatality rates continued declining almost during the last four weeks amid increasing recovery rate gradually improving the pandemic situation in the division.
With the diagnosis of 26 new patients on Friday, the total number of Covid-19 patients rose to 53,540 in all eight districts of Rangpur division.
Earlier, the daily positivity rates were 12.60 percent on Saturday, 12.04 percent on Wednesday, 12.08 percent on Tuesday, 16.05 percent on Monday and 11.66 percent on Sunday last in the division.
“The district-wise break up of 53,540 patients stands at 12,171 in Rangpur, 3,515 in Panchagarh, 4,328 in Nilphamari, 2,678 in Lalmonirhat, 4,536 in Kurigram, 7,247 in Thakurgaon, 14,321 in Dinajpur and 4,744 in Gaibandha of the division,” he added.
Meanwhile, two casualties were reported with one each from Rangpur and Thakurgaon districts during the last 24 hours ending at 8 am today raising the death toll to 1,202 in the division.
The district-wise breakup of the 1,202 fatalities stands at 286 in Rangpur, 77 in Panchagarh, 86 in Nilphamari, 63 in Lalmonirhat, 66 in Kurigram, 243 in Thakurgaon, 319 in Dinajpur and 62 in Gaibandha districts of the division.