Thursday, 23 September, 2021

No corona death in Rangpur for 2nd consecutive day

No corona death in Rangpur for 2nd consecutive day

RANGPUR: No fresh corona death was reported in Rangpur division during the last 24 hours for the second consecutive day on Monday, keeping the number of casualties steady at 1,218.

Health officials said the corona situation has improved consistently during the last five consecutive weeks in the division, reports BSS.

“Earlier Rangpur division witnessed the last corona casualty free day on May 16 last and again no deaths were reported on Sunday and Monday,” Focal Person of the Corona and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr ZA Siddiqui said.

The district-wise breakup of the 1,218 fatalities stands at 290 in Rangpur, 79 in Panchagarh, 87 in Nilphamari, 65 in Lalmonirhat, 66 in Kurigram, 246 in Thakurgaon, 322 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha districts of the division.

The average casualty rate currently stands at 2.25 percent in the division.

Meanwhile, the number of corona cases reached 54,251 in Rangpur division as 45 new patients were diagnosed after testing 874 samples at the daily positivity rate of 5.50 percent on Monday.

Earlier, the daily positivity rates were 5.43 percent on Sunday, 8.59 percent on Saturday, 8.18 percent on Friday, 10.37 percent on Thursday, 7.07 percent on Wednesday and 8.46 percent on Tuesday last in the division.

“The district-wise break up of total 54,251 patients include 12,272 from Rangpur, 3,661 from Panchagarh, 4,358 from Nilphamari, 2,715 from Lalmonirhat, 4,589 from Kurigram, 7,380 from Thakurgaon, 14,457 from Dinajpur and 4,819 from Gaibandha in the division,” he added.

Talking to the agency, Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said a total of 2,67,845 collected samples were tested till Monday, and of them, 54,251 were found corona positive with an average positivity rate of 20.254 percent in the division.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the total number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 50,491 with recovery of 227 more infected patients on Monday in the division where the average recovery rate currently stands at 93.07 percent.

The 50,491 recovered patients include 10,397 of Rangpur, 3,305 Panchagarh, 4,258 Nilphamari, 2,551 Lalmonirhat, 4,387 Kurigram, 6,738 Thakurgaon, 14,120 in Dinajpur and 4,735 Gaibandha districts in the division.

Among the 54,251 patients, 91 are undergoing treatments at isolation units, including 12 critical patients at ICU beds and one at High Dependency Unit beds. Some 50,491 patients have recovered from the deadly virus while 2,451 are remaining in home isolation.

“Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the corona vaccine rose to 23,13,686 and among them, 13,77,498 got the second dose of the jab till Monday in the division,” Dr Islam said.

Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu expressed his satisfaction over the improving trend of corona situation.

“Every citizen should sincerely abide by the health directives to prevent further spread of the deadly virus,” he added.