COVID-19 cases climb to 5,690 in Rangpur division

Map of Rangpur
Map of Rangpur

The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases claimed 5,690 lives as 142 new patients were reported in a day after testing their samples on Sunday at the two laboratories in Rangpur division, BSS reports.

“A high number of 142 COVID-19 patients were diagnosed after testing 470 collected samples from all eight districts of the division on Sunday,” focal person of COVID-19 and assistant director (Health) for Rangpur division ZA Siddiqui told BSS today. The district-wise break up of the total 5,690 patients currently stands at 1,627 in Rangpur, 269 in Panchagarh, 626 in Nilphamari, 345 in Lalmonirhat, 437 in Kurigram, 335 in Thakurgaon, 1,437 in Dinajpur and 614 in Gaibandha of the division.

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Talking to BSS, divisional director (Health) Amin Ahmed Khan said the number of recovered patients also rose to 3,790 with the healing of the highest number of 139 more people in a day on Sunday in the division.

“Currently, the recovery rate among the total 5,690 COVID-19 patients stands at around 66.61 per cent in Rangpur division,” he said.

The 3,790 recovered COVID-19 patients include 1,180 of Rangpur, 159 of Panchagarh, 565 of Nilphamari, 212 of Lalmonirhat, 224 of Kurigram, 237 of Thakurgaon, 887 of Dinajpur and 326 of Gaibandha districts.

Meanwhile, the total number of fatalities rose to 103 in the division with three more deaths reported from Rangpur and Dinajpur on Sunday.