RANGPUR: No corona related death was recorded during the last 24 hours ending at 8:00 am on Thursday in Rangpur division where the pandemic situation continues improving during the last more than one and a half months.
“Earlier, the division witnessed corona casualty-free day on May 16 last and again no deaths on September 12, 13, 14 and 20 last,” Focal Person of the corona and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr ZA Siddiqui said.
The district wise breakup of the 1,226 fatalities stands at 291 in Rangpur, 80 in Panchagarh, 87 in Nilphamari, 66 in Lalmonirhat, 67 in Kurigram, 248 in Thakurgaon, 324 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha of the division. “The average casualty rate currently stands at 2.24 percent in the division,” Dr Siddiqui said.
Meanwhile, the number of corona cases reached 54,755 as 59 new patients were diagnosed after testing 925 samples of Rangpur division at the daily positivity rate of 3.89 percent on Wednesday.
Earlier, the daily positivity rates were 5.84 percent on Tuesday, 5.95 percent on Monday, 7.06 percent on Sunday, 5.14 percent on Saturday, 7.39 percent on Friday and 3.36 percent on Thursday last in the division.
“The district-wise break up of total 54,755 patients include 12,358 of Rangpur, 3,731 of Panchagarh, 4,395 of Nilphamari, 2,726 of Lalmonirhat, 4,622 of Kurigram, 7,488 of Thakurgaon, 14,596 of Dinajpur and 4,839 of Gaibandha in the division,” he added.
Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam on Thursday said a total of 2,76,289 collected samples were tested till Wednesday, and of them, 54,755 were found corona positive with an average positivity rate of 19.82 percent in the division.
The 51,411 recovered patients include 10,677 of Rangpur, 3,437 Panchagarh, 4,289 Nilphamari, 2,595 Lalmonirhat, 4,481 Kurigram, 6,932 Thakurgaon, 14,235 in Dinajpur and 4,765 Gaibandha districts in the division.
Among the 54,411 patients, 131 are undergoing treatments at isolation units, including 13 critical patients at ICU beds and seven at High Dependency Unit beds, after recovery of 51,411 patients and 1,226 deaths while 1,987 are remaining in home isolation.
“Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the corona vaccine rose to 26,74,744, and among them, 15,71,717 got the second dose of the jab till Wednesday in the division,” Dr Islam added.
Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu called upon everyone to abide by the health directives to prevent further spread of the deadly virus.