The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases crossed the 5,100 mark as 117 new patients were reported after testing 376 collected samples on Tuesday at the two COVID-19 Laboratories in Rangpur division, BSS reports.
“The total number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 5,105 in all eight districts of the division,” focal person of COVID-19 and assistant director (Health) for Rangpur division ZA Siddiqui told BSS Wednesday.
The district-wise break up of the total 5,105 patients stands at 1,515 in Rangpur, 222 in Panchagarh, 596 in Nilphamari, 284 in Lalmonirhat, 357 in Kurigram, 294 in Thakurgaon, 1,274 in Dinajpur and 563 Gaibandha of the division.
Talking to BSS, divisional director (Health) Amin Ahmed Khan said, the number of recovered patients rose to 3,358 with the healing of 67 more people on Sunday in the division.
The 3,358 recovered COVID-19 patients include 1,077 of Rangpur, 144 of Panchagarh, 468 of Nilphamari, 187 of Lalmonirhat, 195 of Kurigram, 216 of Thakurgaon, 766 of Dinajpur and 305 of Gaibandha districts.
“Presently, the rate of recovery of the coronavirus infected patients stands around 65.78 per cent in Rangpur division,” Khan said. As two more deaths, with one each from Gaibandha and Lalmonirhat, reported on Tuesday, the total number of fatalities to 86 with the casualty rate of around 1.68 per cent in the division.
The 86 deceased people include 26 of Rangpur, 24 of Dinajpur, 12 of Gaibandha, nine of Nilphamari, five of Kurigram, four in Panchagarh and three each of Thakurgaon and Lalmonirhat districts of the division.
Among the total 5,105 COVID-19 patients, 181 are undergoing treatments at isolation units of different hospitals after release of 3,358 recovered patients and 86 deaths while 1,480 remaining in home isolations in the division.